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Poll: Should a University Take Over the Roseville Speedway?

Several local leaders have said the All American Speedway site would make a good location for a university.

The All American Speedway: It's central; it's large; and it may be a perfect spot for a university, city leaders told The Sacramento Bee.

"It would be a great site because it's increasingly in the center of Roseville. What better to put in an infill site than a university?" Roseville City Councilman John Allard told The Sacramento Bee.

This week, City of Roseville officials signed a to the area.

The Roseville racetrack, which is located at the , has had its issues recently. After undergoing renovations, neighbors began complaining about noise, hours and other issues.

A recent Placer County Grand Jury report found that the . The Grand Jury report suggested that the Placer County Board of Supervisors terminate the contract between the county and the Placer County Fair Association and immediately search for a new organization to run it. 

Now, the Bee reports that the speedway's future may change and the fairgrounds may relocate. But where? Supervisor Kirk Uhler told the Bee that a possible new location could be near Sunset Industrial area, an unincorporated area in south Placer County.

During a public forum on the speedway's noise in the summer of 2011, officials said the . Racing brings jobs, customers to local restaurants and businesses and visitors to local hotels, Joan Bartosik, chief executive officer of the Placer County Fair Association told attendees at the August 2011 forum.

What do you think about relocating the fairgrounds and bringing a university to the All America City Boulevard location? Is this a good idea? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

John Herby Hancock April 18, 2012 at 05:06 PM
JP I can actually see your eyes rolling. I DO NOT want to see a part of Roseville history destroyed. I grew up in Roseville and would sneak into the races in my brother in-laws tow truck so I could watch from the pits. I experienced many "manhood" firsts at the Fairgrounds as a teenager. I want the Racetrack and Fairgrounds to remain right where they are so others can create their own history and I have no problem with remodeling and enhancing the existing grounds to create a better environment. These two places deserve to stay where they are and carry out the great traditions so many families of Roseville and surrounding areas have come to love! Go Roseville Tigers Class Of 88!
jp April 18, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Mr. Hancock: I can appreciate the sentimental value and rewarding experiences you have come away with from enjoying the Racetrack and Fairgrounds.
jon May 02, 2012 at 05:14 AM
i grew up in this small town of only 400 in 1932 fuck the feds
jon May 02, 2012 at 05:16 AM
foregrounds are the bees knees i had my first sexytime there
jon May 02, 2012 at 05:16 AM
hoodrats or die \

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