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“We have a deal,” said Chris Carney. “We don’t have any dates set yet. We have to go back to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to see how much money is approved, but we’re looking at purses of about $150,000 per day, depending upon how much we’ll have allocated from the Race Horse Development Fund.”
Live racing was last held at the Brockton Fairgrounds in 2001.
Please join Mayor Marty Walsh in celebrating our city’s strength and resiliency on #OneBostonDay by joining together and supporting the people of Flint, Michigan. On April 15th, the City will be running a donation drive for specific items Flint has indicated are most needed:
Pre-mixed baby formula
You can drop these critical supplies off at your closest Boston Public Library branch (as well as, BCYF Locations, Police and Fire Stations, Boston City Hall and 1010 Mass Ave). Learn more via http://www.onebostonday.org/
The 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $188.8 million dollars in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo.
The estimated $188.8 million dollars in spending impact will be generated from the following categories:
Total spending by more than 30,000 runners and
their guests at Marathon & Marathon related events $103.3 million
Charity fundraising by Marathon participants $28.0 million
Total spending by spectators and visitors at
Marathon & Marathon related events $30.8 million
Total sponsor and media-related spending $15.2 million
Total spending by the Boston Athletic Association $11.5 million