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Plan For Derby Eliminates General Admission Tickets

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs officials expect less than 23,000 fans will be able to attend next month’s rescheduled Kentucky Derby under an updated health and safety plan. 

The plan eliminates general admission and standing room only areas and limits total capacity to less than 14% of the 2015 attendance record of 170,513. Reserved seating will be limited to 40% occupancy, with outdoor ticket holders reseated in a comparable location for maximum distancing. The 146th runnings of the Derby and Oaks for fillies were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of coronavirus concerns.

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