The upgrade to the Betting Ring will be significant, with improvements made in all areas. Members will be able to enjoy a day out in comfort, no matter what the weather conditions. A canopy will provide shade for warmer days and shelter from the rain in cooler months. Undercover access from the Club Stand through to the Betting Ring will ensure Members are protected throughout all of the transition areas.
Two tote houses will bookend the row of Bookmakers, providing excellent betting opportunities throughout. Increased audio and visual importance will ensure clarity throughout the Ring, and excellent Wifi will be available.
Aesthetically, Members will be delighted by the surrounds. Enclosed by hedging, tree-lined seating will provide an al fresco betting experience amongst the renowned Elm trees which are currently being grown off course to implement in an established form.
Step inside the spectacular central Lobby, with its grand staircase
curving up from the centre. You’ll instantly feel the traditions and
history of our Club’s storied past and promising future. The open, spacious Lobby is a natural meeting point, offering
stylish, comfortable chairs and benches, situated near the two large
and atmospheric fireplaces.
The Lobby affords amazing views from the entrance, right to the track
itself. From the ground floor, you’ll have direct and immediate access
to everything you love about racing. The Betting Ring is located just
a few steps from the front entrance. The Mounting Yard is directly
adjacent to the Club Stand’s west side. You can walk straight onto
the expanded Members Lawn, and take a prime trackside position.
Around the outside of the building, the ground floor bars and cafés
beckon from every corner.
Wherever you choose to go from there, the Lobby is the place to
meet up with friends as you move on to your favourite spot for
a day at the races.
Due to the curvilinear design of the stand, the thoroughfare to get to and from the Members Lawn and the Members Betting Ring will be easier than ever before. Members will be able to walk around or through the building for quick access from the Members Lawn to the Lobby, to the Members Betting Ring and vice versa.
Racegoers situated on the lawn will have easy access to the ground floor venues, which will provide outstanding interiors and a large, delicious variety of food and beverage. Amenities and betting facilities will conveniently be close by, ensuring every need for Members are met. Dressed with umbrellas and garden furniture, the stylish Members Lawn will be the perfect location for socialising and celebrating from an enviable trackside vantage point. Enjoying the races in the open air on the iconic lawn with family and friends will be better than ever, and will continue to be the hub of the Members Enclosure on racedays, when the atmosphere is electric.
The new Club Stand will provide Members with a variety of opportunities to view and enjoy the races outside, from elevated viewing podiums to outdoor seating across three levels and external undercover terraces across levels one, two and three (the fourth level being The Roof Garden). In contrast to a deficiency of the Members Old Grandstand, the new Club Stand will also allow Members and guests to view the races from inside the bars and restaurants.
There will be greater than 2,000 grandstand seats, and with all the viewing opportunities within the venues of the Club Stand, will comfortably allow for a greater number of racegoers to enjoy the racing action than ever before. The number of Members able to view the races will exceed the previous offering of the two seating decks in the Members Old Grandstand.