Monday, March 16, 2020
Fonner Park will oblige Grand Island, Nebraska Mayor Roger Steele’s request to close the Fonner Park live Thoroughbred racing season until further notice, to comply with Nebraska Governor Rickett’s request to limit sporting events to less than 250 people within the COVID-19 protocols established by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
“The very essence of Fonner Park is to be a civic pillar and agriculture benefactor for Central Nebraska. Our purpose, business and hundreds of employees and horsemen will be drastically burdened, as will the crucial local taxes linked to all the events on the Fonner Park campus,” said Chris Kotulak, Fonner Park & Heartland Events Center CEO. “Nevertheless, I understand and respect Mayor Steele’s decision.”
The public is asked to please refer to fonnerpark.com or please refer to the official Fonner Park social media resources: Facebook/FonnerPark and Twitter: @fonnerracing
Fonner Keno will remain open in compliance with the restaurant and business policies of Grand Island or Hall County Nebraska.