Progress Report: Dayton racino

Dayton racino construction. (WDTN Photo)
Dayton racino construction. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A progress report on the development of the new Hollywood Dayton Raceway.

Work is underway at the construction site on Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Roads. The shell of the building looks to be complete and lights are up.

The raceway’s general manager, Gary Dewitt, says things are on track for a fall opening but stopped short of giving a specific date. What we do know is that the first day of racing is set for October 3rd..

Also, hiring has started and to date, more than 60 people have accepted jobs.  Dewitt says in all they plan to hire five hundred.  Initial estimates were one thousand jobs.

But Dewitt says there’s an explanation for that. “That was direct and indrect. We believe that we’ll have about a one to one impact on the local area. So that was direct and indirect. And one thing that I didn’t mention, actually, is as recently as last week, we had over 220 construction workers on site helping us get ready for our opening. So a lot of construction jobs going on as well.”

If you’d like to apply for a job, you can do so online.

Click here to link to the racino’s website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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