Canterbury Park has continued to grow since it opened in 1985.  I do remember it opening, and it was fun to go and watch the horse races, and then place a bet here and there after I was old enough to do so.  I never really won anything to talk about, but enough to sometimes keep going onto the next race.

Since then, it has evolved into much more than just a horse race track.

Now, they are looking to build an amphitheatre. But, it isn't actually Canterbury Park building it...it's just planned on the property  Canterbury Park is looking to sell about 40 acres to another business to build the amphitheatre.

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According to a Press Release: 

...Company’s agreement to sell approximately 40 acres in the northeast corner of the property to Minneapolis-based Swervo Development Corporation (“Swervo”), which plans to build a state-of-the-art 19,000-seat amphitheater as part of the Canterbury Commons™ development, subject to state and local regulatory approvals.

If this does go through, as expected, what are the plans for the revenue generated from the sale?  Improvements!  This is a good thing.

Canterbury also plans to invest in significant improvements to its horse stabling area. This multi-million dollar barn area redevelopment project will continue the Company’s ongoing commitment to provide quality horse racing in the state of Minnesota as well as allow for future development of Canterbury’s underutilized land.

If this does go through, it will probably be a great thing for everyone involved.  Another entertainment venue a bit south of the twin cities would be a good thing. Not only that, but it would also provide more jobs for the area.

For more information on Canterbury Park you can visit their website.    

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