FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 26, 2015
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds announces purchase of Barrie Speedway
TORONTO, ON – Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, today revealed the purchase of Barrie Speedway from Apex Motorsports Group. After 45 historic years, the speedway will be closed permanently and will be incorporated as supportive space for upcoming festivals at the event grounds. The sale was finalized on January 21, 2015.
“The Barrie Speedway has a storied history and many will be sad to see it go,” said Diane Cunningham, owner, Apex Motorsports. “The decision came from an assured place however; Burl’s Creek is headed in an exciting new direction, and this now-available space will allow Oro-Medonte to become the site of North America’s biggest and best event venue.”
“Barrie Speedway has had a long standing history in this township with both local and out of town racers, employees, guests and race partners such as NASCAR.” Ryan Howes, Vice President – Venue Operations and Business Development, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds continues, “We could not be more pleased with the future plans we have in store with this parcel of land and incorporating this footprint into our long term plans for Burls Creek Event Grounds.”
About Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
Burl’s Creek is Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, with the capacity for 80,000 people and 45, 000 campers. With over 700 acres of pristine grounds, three retrofitted barns serving as a camping and general store, VIP areas and a farmer’s market, Burl’s Creek is the perfect destination for everything from a major music festival to a wedding, fundraiser or sporting event. Located at 180 8th Line S in Oro Medonte, ON. The grounds are a 15 minute drive north of Barrie, off Highway 11 between Barrie, ON and Orillia, ON. For more information, please visit www.burlscreek.com.
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