Longtime racehorse owner, Armand Janjigian, proposed the development of an equine center for horse racing and sports betting in Sturbridge, MA.
According to The Telegram & Gazette, the Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center would include a dirt track and turf track on 223 acres, as well as restaurants, a community center, athletic fields, walking and education trails, and a conference space. The center would also host in-person and online sports betting, festivals, and musical performances.
The Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center construction is expected to cost around $25 million.
Armand Janjigian forecasts the center to bring in about $1 million in annual revenue and benefits to the surrounding town– as well as the creation of around 100 jobs.
Janjigian stated that the New England Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Breeders Association both support the project.
Before the proposal is passed on to a special town meeting, public hearings will be held for the development of the Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center at 6:30pm on September 13, 2021 at the Publick House and at 6:35pm on September 28, 2021 at Burgess Elementary School.
Next week, there will be a Public Hearing at the Publick House regarding the proposed equestrian center project. If you are interested in attending the meeting next Monday, the Board of Selectmen's agenda can be found here: https://t.co/c0QU4EdK1Q pic.twitter.com/1oPKuM6460— Sturbridge Administrator's Office (@SturbridgeMass) September 7, 2021
To learn more about the Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center proposal, you can click here.