As we are all wondering what big events will look like next year with the coronavirus, Churchill Downs is planning ahead for the 2021 Kentucky Derby and Oaks. The track sent a letter to season box-seat holders and Turf Club members detailing the new plan.
According to the letter, tickets will first be offered to guests who already own contractual seating arrangements, such as personal seat licenses, memberships and annual tickets first.
Next they will offer tickets to those who received refunds for last year's races, which were rescheduled for September with no fans.
All-inclusive seating for both races. These will include clubhouse boxes, grandstand boxes and bleachers. The packages will include food, non-alcoholic drinks and alcoholic drinks including commemorative glasses for both races. The idea is that this will reduce the amount of time that guests spend in line and will also eliminate the need for handling cash. The track has promised a wider variety of options as well.
Pricing has not yet been disclosed for the all-inclusive packages, but you can sign up for ticket information here. The track is advertising tickets with hotel accommodations and transportation to the track with access to exclusive hospitality lounges starting at $999 for 2 days.