The first ever licensed Sunday greyhound racing in Northern Ireland will spring into action at Drumbo Park Stadium on 6th November.
The new Super Sunday series at the Park will open to the public at 1pm, with the first dogs out of the traps at 2pm.
The move was made possible after Lisburn City Council granted planning permission to the stadium owners. The decision means that Drumbo Park will be one of the few places in Northern Ireland where the public can place a legal bet on a Sunday.
Drumbo Park Racing Manager John Connor said that Sunday opening would bring the thrill of greyhound racing to a new audience.
“We are very excited at being given the go ahead to open on Sundays. We think people will seize the chance to do something fun and different to round off their weekend,” he added.
The new opening hours have been welcomed by Alderman Jim Dillon, Chairman of Lisburn City Council’s Economic Development Committee.
He said: “Sunday openings at Drumbo Park will bring an added boost to the area, with visitors having something more to do on a Sunday. This new opportunity will encourage visitors to stay longer in the area and enjoy the superb facilities at Drumbo Park.”
Drumbo Park’s owners are determined to make Super Sundays an enjoyable experience for experienced punters and newcomers alike.
Customers will be able to enjoy a traditional two course Sunday Lunch for just £14.99 in the Grandstand Restaurant with a panoramic view of the action. The price includes admission plus race card. Downstairs, admission plus race card will cost just £5. There will be a full race programme, which will end at around 6pm.
Footie fans addicted to their live Sunday matches have not been forgotten. Drumbo Park will be showing all the action on Sky Sports on the stadium’s TV screens.
Mr Connor said: “We were careful to make sure that football fans would not
miss the two legged action. Now they can watch their favourite teams while enjoying the fantastic spectacle of live greyhound racing.”
For more information about Super Sundays at the Park visit www.drumbopark.com