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History of the Melbourne Greyhound Park

history Originally built as a Jai Alai Fronton in 1971, Melbourne Greyhound Park (MGP) was converted into a Greyhound Racing facility in 1990. The thriving entertainment venue was then, and still is, a Brevard County landmark. In 1992, simulcast racing was added to give pari-mutuel enthusiasts access to jai alai, horse racing, and additional greyhound facilities from around the United States. In 2004, MGP underwent a $4-million renovation, which included the addition of Club 52, our 11,000-square foot Las Vegas-style poker room featuring 45 tables of gaming action in the main room and an exclusive V.I.P. room for private parties of 20 to 100. MGP/Club 52 has made many significant contributions to the community over the years and has been host to countless fundraisers and community functions.     James J. O’Brien, General Manager