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VRC Announces Plan For New Club Stand
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced it will commence construction on a new world-class Club Stand immediately following the conclusion of this year's Melbourne Cup Carnival. The $128 million Club Stand will be delivered by the VRC's newly appointed construction partner, Multiplex, and is scheduled to be completed in time for next year's Melbourne Cup Carnival and beyond. The project is expected to generate significant flow-on benefits to the Victorian economy, creating an estimated 350 full-time equivalent jobs during construction. In a milestone move for the racing industry, the Victorian Government, Racing Victoria and Tabcorp have injected funds towards the Club Stand to enhance the raceday experience at Flemington Racecourse. "The new Club Stand is a celebration of the history, character and joy of Flemington Racecourse and our hallmark event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival," said Chief Executive Officer, Simon Love. "The world-class facility has been designed to provide an unrivalled event experience. Guests will be entertained and can enjoy an incredible variety of restaurants and bars across five levels, including a rooftop garden that boasts outstanding views of the famous track and Melbourne's city skyline." The new Club Stand, which forms part of a $135 million project at Flemington Racecourse, will be the tenth grandstand built at Flemington since 1865.