As you might have guessed from the title, this blog post is going to answer the question of where Gateway Speedway is. I’ll also tell you a little bit about the history of the track and stadium. So, let’s get started.
First Things First
Gateway Speedway is in rural south-eastern New York state, about a two-and-a-half hour drive from New York City. The track itself is about ten miles from the Pennsylvania border. In total, it’s around thirty-five miles from the nearest large metropolitan area. This is important to know because it means that the track is pretty remote. There aren’t a lot of options for weekend entertainment in the surrounding areas. This is also why the seating is quite a bit more sparse than you would usually find at a standard sports arena. In fact, there are only around 7,500 seats at the track (not including the suites). So, if you want to get a good ticket, you might want to consider coming during the week.
A Brief History Of Gateway Speedway
What might surprise you is just how long Gateway Speedway has been around. The track was originally founded in the nineteen-fifties and it began hosting its first sports event in the early sixties. Over the years, the track has come a long way, expanding its racing program and adding high-tech entertainment items. In 2006, Gateway Speedway became the first NASCAR tracks in America to allow electronic billboards (e-billboards). These billboards are a great way for the track to expand its reach and gain more support from the general public. In addition to electronic billboards, the track installed a public address system that allows fans to listen to live music and sporting events through their smartphones. This is something that might not have been available at most other tracks.
Attendance And Revenue
The track itself is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and it holds around 70 events each year. In the off-season, the track typically hosts various camps and outdoor activities for children. The track also has an elaborate website that provides lots of information about upcoming events and daily attendance figures. In total, around 110,000 people attended events at the track in 2015, which makes it one of the most popular NASCAR venues in the country. The track regularly hosts several major championships, including the prestigious NASCAR Cup Series. This is also one of the few venues where you can attend a Saturday night NASCAR race and catch a Broadway show on the same night (provided the tickets are bought within a few hours of each other).
Future Of Gateway Speedway
A major redevelopment plan for Gateway Speedway includes a hotel, restaurants, and residential space. In addition, the track will be expanded to hold more events and will attract more visitors. The plan also includes the construction of a 1.5-mile road course and a 3-mile quad-oval. The road course will be used for short-track and open-wheel racing events, while the oval will be used for NASCAR events. In total, this is a very exciting time for fans of NASCAR racing in the region.
So, there you have it. Now you know where and what Gateway Speedway is. Hopefully, this detailed write-up will answer any questions you might have about the venue. If there’s anything else you want to know, feel free to ask away in the comments section below.