Foxwoods Resort Casino is the inspiration behind Atlanta Motor Speedway’s plans to open a resort adjacent to its existing racetrack, and invest $1 billion in an entertainment expansion. Think NASCAR meets a theme park and casino resort.
Ed Clark, president of Atlanta Motor Speedway, is crediting the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Indians for the vision, reported Casino.org. Foxwoods sponsors the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race hosted at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, another track owned by Atlanta Motor Speedway parent Speedway Motorsports.
“We’re talking a full destination that caters to the entire family, and not just for people to come and gamble,” Clark said. “As a matter of fact, the casino footprint would probably be 10 percent or less of the square footage of the entire operation.”
Atlanta Motor Speedway recently released two conceptual drawings of its plans, detailing an indoor/outdoor waterpark, a 330,00-square-foot theme park, 10 theater cinema complex, a family entertainment center with an e-sports arena, a night club, ab 11,000-seat concert venue, 10 restaurants, and a 300,000-square-foot premium outlet mall, reported Fox5 Atlanta.
That’s certainly created in the image of the grand Foxwoods Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, which stretches across 9 million square feet indoors, perched on a total of 1,200 acres. The Foxwoods Resort Casino “experience” spans six world-class casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels featuring over 2,200 rooms; dining options; luxurious spas; two world-championship golf courses; state-of-the-art theaters; Tanger Outlet Mall; conference space for groups of all sizes — and beyond land-based offerings with online games.
Most recently, Foxwoods debuted Foxwoods Extreme Adventures. Foxwoods’ HighFlyer Zipline takes patrons from atop the 30-story The Fox Tower on a 3,700-feet ride across the Great Cedar Swamp at speeds approaching 70 miles per hour to the foot of the Tribal museum. The resort boasts the $200 million Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, the largest Native American museum in the world, showcasing Pequot history.