Creating thousands of jobs for area residents and opportunities for local business took a giant step forward today with a historic agreement with the City of Boston. Suffolk Downs has agreed with Mayor Menino and the city on the most comprehensive and furthest-reaching deal of its kind. Should the resort earn a license, the agreement with the city will mean millions of dollars poured directly back into the community, $45 million in road and transportation improvements and guaranteed local business partnerships, among many other economic and community benefits. With a city-integrated resort model, the plans for The Resort at Suffolk Downs will strengthen the local economy. Click here to learn about the details of the agreement.Read More
November 27, 2013 -- Suffolk Downs announced today it has reached agreement with Mohegan Sun to be its development partner and gaming operator for a world-class resort casino on 42 acres of the track’s 52 acres in Revere, Massachusetts. The deal brings New England’s premier gaming brand – and one of the world’s most successful casino companies – together with historic Suffolk Downs to create a world-class destination that will create thousands of jobs, new opportunities for small business and economic development for the entire region.
Less than a week before voters go to the polls, the bid for a resort casino in East Boston and Revere took a major step forward this evening. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled favorably on Suffolk Downs' suitability, an important step in the bid for a gaming license.
Chip Tuttle commented on the MGC Ruling, "Suffolk Downs' proposal to create 4,000 jobs for local residents and to provide a boost to local businesses got a boost of its own today with the commission's decision. We thank the MGC for its hard work and favorable finding allowing Suffolk Downs to move forward in this important economic development process. With strong support in our host communities, we look forward to our ballot questions and the next phase as we advance our plans for a world-class resort at our historic racetrack."
Clubhouse and grandstand renovations, state-of-the-art technology, enhancements to outdoor viewing areas, construction of new dormitories and additional upgrades to the barn area, and new racing surfaces are all part of Suffolk Downs’ $40 million racing improvement plan unveiled today at Indian Rock Stables, a Thoroughbred breeding farm located in Saugus, MA. The racing improvement plan is part of its overall proposal to develop a $1 billion world-class resort at the historic 78-year-old racetrack.
Thoroughbred Industry in Massachusetts to Get Boost with Thousands of Jobs, Agri-Business Growth, Farm Acreage Expansion, Increased Purses
More than 2,000 new Thoroughbred equine industry jobs will be generated in Massachusetts and the net positive impact of the Thoroughbred industry in the state will increase from $116.3 million to $183 million – a 57 percent climb – should Suffolk Downs earn a resort casino license, according to a report released today by Christiansen Capital Advisors, LLC, which includes data gathered by Salem State University’s Center for Economic Development and Sustainability.
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Click here to read the Economic Impact of the Massachusetts Thouroughbred Equine Industry.
Based on recent information and the briefing we received from investigative bureau of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, we are confident that Suffolk Downs will be deemed suitable for licensing as we work to earn a gaming license in the Commonwealth. As a result of the briefing we have asked our management partner, Caesars Entertainment, to withdraw as a qualifier from our license application. We will immediately begin a public communications initiative to notify our host communities of this change. We look forward to the next phases of the public process to bring to fruition our proposal to develop a world class destination resort casino on our 161 acre property that will be an economic generator for our two host communities of Boston and Revere.Read More
The proposed Resort at Suffolk Downs announced a series of commitments to sustainable development and operation that would result in the Resort being the most sustainably designed and built casino resort in the world. The development is expected to be the world’s second LEED Gold certified casino and the first at a full-fledged resort. The sustainability measures are included in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report filed last week with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Read More
Suffolk Downs today reached a landmark host community agreement with the City of Revere, another critical step in the pursuit of a license to develop a world-class casino resort at the site of the thoroughbred racetrack. The agreement provides Revere with significant employment opportunities for local residents, infrastructure improvements and other economic and community benefits.Read More
The Resort at Suffolk Downs setting "Open House," Giving Local Residents Times to View Model of Proposed Development and Updated Renderings
EAST BOSTON, MA – The Resort at Suffolk Downs is scheduling a series of open houses in East Boston and Revere to give local residents multiple opportunities to view a three-dimensional model and updated renderings of the proposed development and to address questions about the project.
EAST BOSTON, MA – With local business leaders from the East Boston and Revere Chambers of Commerce in attendance, Suffolk Downs today announced that The Resort at Suffolk Downs will be offering a multi-faceted business partnership program, providing local businesses a variety of opportunities to participate in the proposed $1 billion world-class resort and casino at the historic racetrack.
The Resort at Suffolk Downs Highlights it's Landscape Design; Green Focus Part of Resort's Push for LEED Gold Certification
EAST BOSTON, MA – The Resort at Suffolk Downs, its landscape architect Sasaki Associates and architect of record Elkus Manfredi today highlighted their vision for a resort design that will restore many of the original natural environmental features of the property, significantly increasing the amount of green space on the site and improving water quality in surrounding waterfront areas as part of their overall commitment to excellence for sustainable/green design for casino development.
Preeminent Non-Profit Performing Arts Institution Will Partner With Future Resort Casino to Promote Arts, Entertainment and Cultural Experiences
BOSTON — December 18, 2012 – In an historic national partnership between a resort casino venue and a city’s leading non-profit entertainment and cultural arts institution, Suffolk Downs and the Citi Performing Arts Center today announced an agreement giving the Citi Center a key role in collaborating on the entertainment and cultural activities at a future resort casino if Suffolk Downs is successful in earning a license to develop a world-class destination.
On behalf of Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC, enclosed please find the environmental Notification Form (ENF) for The Resort at Suffolk Downs, a destination resort casino proposed at the Suffolk Downs racetrack in Boston and Revere, Massachusetts.
EAST BOSTON – August 10, 2012 – After rolling out development plans for a $1 billion destination resort in June and conducting several local community meetings since then, Suffolk Downs has formally declared its intent to compete for one of Massachusetts’ commercial gaming licenses by filing the state’s form and submitting the required non-refundable $400,000 fee with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, track official announced today.
EAST BOSTON – June 27, 2012 – Suffolk Downs today confirmed the endorsement of its bid to win a license to develop a world-class casino resort by major area labor organizations and released details on the extent of the job creation that will result from its proposed development.
June 5, 2012 – Suffolk Downs today announced details about its plans to develop a world-class resort and casino at New England's only thoroughbred racetrack. Today's announcement follows years of discussion and community outreach that included meetings with neighbors, community and business leaders, and an ongoing dialogue that incorporated local input.
Former Boston Police Commissioner Paul Evans has been named Executive Vice President, Security and Compliance at Suffolk Downs, effective immediately. Evans began working with the historic 77-year-old thoroughbred racetrack in 2009 as a consultant on security and public safety.