Heidelberg Raceway and Sports Arena
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 40° 23.254 W 080° 05.480
17T E 577123 N 4471171
Quick Description: Marker at busy intersection, personally parked in Walgreens.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2017 6:00:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMVEX7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
Views: 1

Long Description:
Opened in 1948, this former Pittsburgh Racing Assoc. racetrack was the site of the 1956 final performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus under the Big Top. Rising railroad costs, changing technology, labor troubles, space issues, and competition from TV led to this end of an era in entertainment history. The site of early NASCAR races, it boasted several records and brought acclaim to local and national racers before closing in 1973.
Marker Name: Heidelberg Raceway and Sports Arena

County: Allegheny

Date Dedicated: 7/15/2012

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 2055 Washington Pike, Heidelberg

Category: Performers, Railroads, Sports & Recreation

Website: Not listed

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