Boardwalk Hall

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Boardwalk Hall
RTR ID: 35806a
Atlantic City
lat: +39.3550
Temporary Concrete Indoor Oval
lng: -74.4386
First Race: 09/09/1938
Date of First Visit: 01/17/1981 (Track #0048)
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Boardwalk Hall, formerly Atlantic City Convention Hall, opened in the 1920s.

It is best known as home to the Miss America Pageant. In the above picture, you can see the stage used to crown Miss America.

Midget racing was held as far back as 1938 when 15 events were run. Eddie Bruder of Detroit won the first on September 9. He would win five of the 15 races held.

After 1938, no racing was held until 1965, at which time it was held annually through 1981 except for 1968 and 1974. The track at that time was a 1/6 mile.

A $90 million renovation was completed in 2001. When racing returned in 2003, the track was much smaller, now 1/8 mile. There is seating for over 10,000.

Many other sporting events were and are held here. Besides racing, I also saw AHL hockey in Boardwalk Hall as for five years it was an alternate home site for the Albany Devils.


Jason Bittner: I look forward to this every year.

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