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Trackside Arlington International
TRACKSIDE ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL
2000 West Euclid Avenue (NW Corner of Euclid Ave & Wilke Rd)
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Located on the grounds of Arlington International Racetrack, Trackside Arlington International is one of the country's largest and finest off-track wagering operations. The colonial styled two-story building features a 200-seat full service restaurant, a second-floor grandstand area with twelve simulcast centers, two Gold VIP rooms, and a 400-seat banquet and meeting area. With more than 400 television monitors, Trackside Arlington International brings all the action from the world's top racetracks to you seven days a week. Whether you desire a delicious meal in our restaurant, a private party in one of our banquet rooms or a personal television carrel upstairs, Trackside Arlington Park has everything you need.
Hours of Operation
- Early bird self-service wagering is offered daily beginning at 7 a.m.
- The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. until the last Illinois evening simulcast race.
- On dark/simulcast days Sunday - Friday, the second floor is open daily at 10 a.m. On dark/simulcast Saturdays, the second floor opens at 8:00 a.m. During Arlington International live racing, the second floor opens is open until 11:15 a.m. (Self-Service Terminals only) and then reopens at 5:00 p.m.
- On dark/simulcast days, the Gold VIP rooms open daily at 10 a.m. During Arlington International live racing, the Gold VIP rooms open at 5:00pm.
Personal television carrels on the second floor are free except Saturday afternoon when they can be purchased for $3 in the afternoon. They are complimentary in the evening.
Racing Information & Services
Daily Racing Forms, Simulcast Programs, Illinois Programs and tip sheets are available at our programs counter beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Our Gift Shop features Arlington International and other seasonal racing items (Kentucky Derby, Breeders' Cup merchandise).
Headsets for personal TVs are available for purchase. Illinois State Lottery Instant Tickets and Daily Lottery Tickets (Pick 3, Pick 4, Lotto, Little Lotto and Mega Millions) are available at our gift shop. We also have self-service Lottery scratch-off machines.
Complimentary race information (betting numbers and changes) is posted daily.
Food & Beverage Service
On the grounds of the racetrack, dining at Trackside Arlington International features a wide array of lunch and dinner entrees including pastas, chicken, burgers and daily specials plus delicious appetizers, salads and soups. The kitchen is open from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday; and 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with lounge service until the second-to-last race each evening. Concessions featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, deli sandwiches and other fare can be found on the second floor.
Specials & Promotions
Trackside Arlington Park can professionally handle parties from 15 to 300. Contact the Group Sales department at Arlington International at (847) 385-7550.
For venue information, menus and pricing, view the Trackside Arlington International Brochure.
For information on booking your party at Trackside Arlington International, click here.
From the East: Take I-90 West to Route 53 North. Take 53 for 2 miles. Exit Euclid Avenue East. Trackside entrance is approximately two blocks on the left.
From the North: Take I-94 South to Willow Road (which becomes Palatine Road). Take Palatine Road to Route 53 South. Take 53 South and exit at Euclid Avenue East. Trackside entrance is approximately two blocks on the left.
From the South or Southeast, including O'Hare Airport: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90 West toward Rockford), and exit at Route 53 North. Take 53 for 2 miles. Exit at Euclid Avenue East. Trackside entrance is approximately two blocks on the left.
From the West: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90 East) toward Chicago. Exit at Route 53 North. Take 53 for 2 miles. Exit at Euclid Avenue East. Trackside entrance is approximately two blocks down on the left.
Bus: For local RTA bus schedule information, call 312-836-7000.
Train: Trackside Arlington International has a Metra Commuter Railway station on site with service between downtown Chicago and Harvard. The Union Pacific/Northwest Train Line operates on a regular schedule Sunday-Saturday. Call the Travel Information Center at 312-836-7000 for a Metra schedule, or visit their website at www.metrarail.com
Free general parking. Reserved parking for Platinum, Gold and Silver level VIP members
Some of our customers have asked if there is any truth to the rumors that Arlington Trackside is closing.
The answer is no. The facility will be undergoing a remodeling project to make improvements to the first floor and parts of the second floor.
Trackside will stay open during this project although it may be closed consecutively on a Sunday evening reopening Thursday during this construction.
Once completed customers will see a first class facility that we feel will exceed the standards that Arlington Trackside customers have come to expect.
More details to follow.