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Seating Still An Issue In Ohio

Published: March 21, 2013 3:40 pm ET

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It appears as though the issue between Penn National Gaming and the Ohio State Racing Commission regarding seating issues at the proposed Hollywood Mahoning Valley Racecourse has hit a bit of a stalemate.

A report by The Toledo Blade explains that the Penn National's revised proposal, which increased the amount of seats for racegoers to 1,400, still doesn't work for the Commission.

Penn National is looking to begin construction on the track next month, and officials with the gaming giant are worried that changes to the building itself may have to take place in order to appease the Commission.

“We’ve gone now three iterations to try to work inside the envelope of the buildings that have already been designed and started the permitting process,” Penn National Senior VP Steve Snyder was quoted as saying.

Snyder added, “We can’t get any more into these buildings. If you are asking us to add seating, we must expand the building. Expanding the building will delay the schedule that you’ve seen. ... You’ve got the best we’ve been able to come up with.”

The report states that the Commission is going to re-examine the issue on March 27.

(With flies from The Toledo Blade)

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