Fonner Files: The Satellite And Simulcast View Of Fonner Park

Fonner Park CEO Chris Kotulak shares slices of life from the Grand Island, Neb., racetrack throughout the 2021 meet in the Fonner Files.

The view of Fonner Park from a satellite is quite impressive as an ever-evolving, 240-acre campus of arenas, livestock and expo buildings, restaurants, home of the Nebraska State Fair and Hall County Fair, our racing facility and a casino in the plans.

Who knew? It turns out the current simulcast view of Fon is quite popular too. A peek into the last three years is worth a look.

In 2020, when all the world began watching “the little track that could,” we had four $6-million Saturdays in handle. A year before in 2019, average out-of-state handle on a Saturday was $125,000.

However, last Saturday, out-of-state handle was $634,580. That number is a tenth of some of the wildest days in our 68-year history, but it nearly quadrupled what was previously the norm.

We obviously aren’t as necessary now as we were in the depths of a global pandemic. But, the point is, in 2021, bettors are back and watching – and wagering on Fon. Thank you!

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