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Grandstand building coming down at Multnomah Greyhound Park

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Multnomah Greyhound Park demolition. (Photo: KPTV) Multnomah Greyhound Park demolition. (Photo: KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The longstanding grandstand building at the Multnomah Greyhound Park came crashing down Tuesday.

Asbestos abatement and demolition of smaller outbuildings, as well as interior structures, began in late April.

On Tuesday, crews began tearing down the outer shell of the park's most prominent structure. All demolition and cleanup is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde purchased the property in December 2015.  

The Grand Ronde tribe reports the property is located within the historic homelands of the Cascade and Clackamas Chinook Tribes, which relocated to Grand Ronde in the mid-19th century.

No specific plans have been announced for the site, but the tribe stated the goal is to, "diversify its economic opportunities in Oregon, and to help generate activity in the city of Wood Village."

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde owns Spirit Mountain Casino.

At the height of its popularity in the 1980s, Multnomah Greyhound Park attracted more than 600,000 spectators in a year. The park closed in 2004.

Konell Construction & Demolition Corp of Sandy is conducting the demolition.

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