Could Plainridge Racecourse have a partnership with Gillette Stadium and the Comcast Center? According to Penn Nationals, it’s something they hope to look at in the near future.
As part of their presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for the state’s slots license on Monday, Penn National officials said they would like to explore a potential partnership with businesses like the stadium and the music venue in Mansfield.
“We don’t want to be seen as a competitor with local businesses,” said Penn National’s senior vice president of public affairs Eric Shippers to the gaming commission according to the Sun Chronicle.
The proposal was part of Penn National’s pitch turn Plainridge Racecourse into a $225 million venue named Plainridge Park Casino. Foxboro, Mansfield, Wrentham, and North Attleboro have been named surrounding towns and have received preliminary agreements.
While Plainville approved a host agreement with Penn National in September, Foxboro officials and residents have been less enthusiastic. On Saturday, anti-casino advocates called Repeal the Deal gathered signatures in Foxboro in an attempt to gain support for a ballot question that would repeal casino legislation.