MGM NORTHFIELD PARK TO REOPEN JUNE 20
Health & Safety Focus of Reopening Plan Protocols
Northfield, OH (June 12, 2020) – MGM Northfield Park today announced the reopening date of its racino following closure earlier this year amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The property will reopen in a limited capacity to the public on Saturday, June 20 at noon. A hosted, invitation-only event will take place ahead of the public reopening.
“We are so happy to welcome back our MGM Northfield Park guests and employees,” said MGM Resorts International Acting CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle. “As with our other resort reopenings, health and safety remain a top priority in every phase of our plan. We look forward to providing a safe and fun environment for everyone to enjoy our gaming, restaurant and horse racing amenities.”
Per Ohio Lottery Commission guidelines, a 50 percent capacity restriction will be enforced, VLT machines will be configured to allow for appropriate physical distancing, and valet parking will be temporarily discontinued. Complimentary self-parking will be available for guests. Limited offerings in this first stage of MGM Northfield Park’s reopening include:
- Restaurants: Concerto Italian Kitchen, TAP Sports Bar
- Bars: The Neon Room, Casino Cocktail Service (provided in single-serve disposable cups)
- Live racing
In May, MGM Resorts released its comprehensive “Seven-Point Safety Plan,” a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts to deter the spread of the virus, protect customers and employees and rapidly respond to potential new cases. The plan will be implemented at MGM Northfield Park with key initiatives to include:
- Employee screening, temperature checks and COVID-19 specific training.
- Employees and guests are required to wear masks in public areas. Masks will be provided free of charge.
- A physical distancing policy will be enforced in public areas, with floor guides serving as reminders throughout the properties.
- For areas where physical distancing presents challenges, protective barriers have been installed, or other measures will be used to reduce risks for employees and guests.
- MGM Resorts has constructed handwashing stations that are conveniently located on the casino floor.
- Digital menus will be available to view on personal mobile devices via QR codes in restaurant outlets.
- To minimize groups congregating while they wait, restaurant guests will receive a text message notification when their tables are ready.
MGM Northfield Park will continue to work closely with medical experts and state officials to determine how to safely and appropriately offer more amenities and entertainment to guests. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.mgmnorthfieldpark.com
About MGM Northfield Park
MGM Northfield Park is Ohio’s award-winning gaming, dining, and entertainment destination, located on the Northfield Park harness racing grounds, which offers more than 200 live harness races each year. The racino offers more than 2,200 gaming devices; an array of dining options such as Kosar’s Wood-Fired Grill, Concerto Italian Kitchen and TAP Sports Bar; unparalleled live music and comedy events at Center Stage, a concert-style music venue, and The Neon Room, a high-energy lounge; and hosts guests for a variety of corporate and special events. The property also boasts a retail shop and state-of-the-art gas service station and car wash. For more information, visit www.mgmnorthfieldpark.com.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 29 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings in the United States and Macau, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry such as Bellagio, MGM Grand, ARIA and Park MGM. The Company’s 50/50 venture, ROAR Digital LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” initiative, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.
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