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Fonner Park Fonner Park, located in the heart of central
Nebraska in southeast Grand Island, operates
seven days a week. A "live"
thoroughbred-racing season is conducted
from mid-February through mid-May while the
facility televises nationwide simulcast horse
racing year round. In addition, Fonner Park features live" ball draw KENO daily.


Organized in 1953, Fonner Park conducted its first thoroughbred horse race in 1954. In
addition to exciting "live" racing in the spring, Fonner Park televises pari-mutuel racing from
New York to California featuring great tracks like Saratoga, Keeneland, Churchill Downs,
Calder Race Course, the Fair Grounds, Turfway and Hollywood Park.


Simulcast racing is conducted seven days a week at the Fonner Keno Casino & Sports
Lounge and in the Fonner Park Clubhouse on weekends. The fun and excitement begins
daily at noon with continuous simulcast racing during the afternoon and on most evenings.
Call Fonner Park at (308) 382-4515 or visit us at www.fonnerpark.com for current tracks
and post times.


The newly remodeled Fonner Keno and Sports Lounge is located on the 2nd level of
Fonner Park and is acknowledged as one of the finest facilities in Nebraska. Progressive
Keno games have generated jackpots of over $200,000. Daily play begins at 11:00 AM and
continues until 1:00 AM. (Sunday, noon ? 10:00 PM) The spacious facility includes seating
for 525 patrons with viewing on over 130 televisions and big screen TV?s to stay up to the
minute with all the simulcast tracks, live draw Keno games and your favorite sporting
events.


The Dugout Lounge features your favorite beverages and offers a delicious lunch and
dinner menu with great tasting food specials served daily. Admission and parking is Free
to Fonner Keno and daily simulcasting.


Fonner Park, located at 700 East Stolley Park Road is host to numerous civic and
agricultural events throughout the year.


Address: 700 East Stolley Park Road
Phone: (308) 382-4515
Please call Fonner Park at (308) 382-4515 or contact the general office at P.O. Box 490, Grand Island, NE 68802 for further information on specific activities and current events.

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