End of an era for Hall Green Greyhound Stadium

It's the end of an era for Hall Green Greyhound Stadium which is being demolished to make way for a housing estate.

One of Birmingham's famous greyhound racing tracks, which has been around for almost 90 years, has been suffering from dwindling attendances.

Following planning permission being granted to Euro Property Investments to demolish the stadium and built up to 210 new houses.

It was originally expected to close in August 2018 but it will host its last dog race today (July 29).

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The stadium opened in 1927 as the first greyhound track in Birmingham and hosted speedway races between 1928 and 1938.

Around 200 staff are employed there but it is not known if any of them will be able to transfer over to the sister site in Perry Barr.

The Greyhound Trust is also appealing to the public for help after the shock announcement of the closure.

The charity says it will be working closely with the owners and trainers to support the transition of any greyhounds retiring, but they need more help.

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