Dog-Gone It

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 116 months ago
Dog-Gone It

Walthamstow StadiumDevelopers say they are unlikely to accept a consortium's offer to safeguard greyhound racing at Walthamstow Stadium. The site's owners, London and Quadrant Housing Trust, reckon the bid is "not genuinely viable", and will continue with their selfless plan to "ease homelessness" through a housing development, which will (by sheer coincidence) also turn a tidy profit. Despite a "show of strength" outside the stadium on Thursday night, time for the 'Stow is running out. Racing continues until August 16th, and The Guardian has put together a picture gallery showcasing what will certainly be the venue's final days.

Last Updated 01 August 2008


They should do what nearby Leyton Orient have done, sell off parts of the land for property development and use the money to build new stands and develop the track. It's worked well there.