Three months ahead of Kentucky Derby weekend, tickets have gone on sale to the public for Derby week events, Oaks, the Kentucky Derby and Spring Meet races. However, attendees hoping for a general admission seat will have to wait.
Churchill Downs is allowing contractual guests with tickets to put their reserved seating tickets on sale to the public through the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange, though only with plans to fill them to an upper capacity of 40-50% until further notice.
“Kentucky Derby Week represents a time of fun and excitement and our team is working diligently to create and deliver the best customer experience possible as we do every year,” Churchill Downs Racetrack President Mike Anderson said in a statement. “We’ll continue to rely on proven health and safety protocols and operate within the guidance of state health officials as well as the CDC.”
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“If the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to improve, then we will open more reserved seats and consider the sale of general admission tickets,” Anderson said.
Kentucky Derby week events include Opening Night on April 24, Dawn at the Downs on April 25 and 26, Champions Day on April 27, and Thurby on April 29.
Kentucky Oaks is Friday, April 30 and the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 1.
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