Churchill Downs Selling Tickets For Kentucky Derby, Open To Adding Attendance

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It’s almost Kentucky Derby time at Churchill Downs, so hurry and get your tickets. That’s right — tickets are being sold, and Churchill Downs has announced there will even be some semblance of infield seating.

The Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 1. Tickets went on sale last weekend.

Per the Louisville Courier-Journal: “The new two-day ticket options for the Kentucky Oaks on April 30 and Kentucky Derby on May 1 are uncovered reserved bleacher seating in the First Turn and uncovered reserved box seating for six in the infield. Seating for the infield will be temporary structures that expand the perimeter of reserved seating opportunities.”

Of course, that’s not the end of the good news. According to Churchill Downs, reserved seating will include all-inclusive access to food and beverages, alcoholic and otherwise.

As previously announced, the racetrack will keep the number of reserved seating to 40% to 50% capacity, though it may be up to 60% capacity in certain private areas.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Thank goodness. Would be great to see 50000 fans at the derby. Also full baseball, football stadiums. I know my reds will be at normal capacity of maybe 5,000 per game. At least for the first 2 weeks of the season

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