The April Meeting and The Hunter Chase Evening 2014
The development of the new grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse has now commenced, to be ready in time for The Festival in 2016. Therefore, the area around the tote terrace (the Annnual Members Bar at The Festival) will be cordoned off for both The April Meeting and The Hunter Chase evening. The Lawn Bar will also not be avaliable for Owners and Trainers. Other provisions will be made and infomation will be avaliable in the racecard.
In addition, the area around Hurdler's Hall, the See You Then Bar and the Betfred betting shop at the top of the paddock will also be closed to the public.
There will be catering outlets and bookmaker pitches in front of these areas to replace the facilites.
Start of the 2013/14 Season
When Cheltenham opened its doors for the start of the 2013/14 season on Friday 18th October, racegoer saw a different landscape, as the old A&R buildings had been removed over the summer. A total of two buildings were brought down, including that which housed the Royal Box. They were situated between the main grandstand and the end of the permanent buildings by the horse walk onto the course.
We have been able to capture the work so far in the below time lapse video: