- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - An iconic, though short-lived, horse-racing track in Arizona will soon be demolished.

The Arizona Republic reports that (http://bit.ly/2q9I6vY ) the Phoenix Trotting Park will meet its fate as a pile of rubble by the end of the year after asbestos is removed.

Officials confirm that the grandstand structure, maintenance building and jockey building will all be demolished.

The four-story, 100,000-square-foot facility has largely been vacant for more than 50 years, as rumors of possible sales and developments have come and gone.

The iconic landmark opened in 1965 and operated for two seasons before it shut down, plagued by low attendance and flooding that sometimes limited access to the track.

The 194-acre property will be up for sale.

Goodyear city officials hope it will be redeveloped for business.

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