An approved plan to allow a limited number of spectators into the outdoor areas of the facility on race days in September went on-sale today at 12pm.  Within thirty minutes, tickets for Derby Day, this Saturday September 5, were sold out; Kentucky Oaks Day (Friday, September 4) and the three other Saturday race dates sold out within an hour.  Some tickets remain available for Thursdays and Fridays through September 25, which can be purchased online at www.arlingtonpark.com/tickets.

Tony Petrillo, Arlington International Racecourse President, is happy to be able to open the facility to fans of the track.  “We’re very pleased with the velocity in ticket sales.  Our motivation and inspiration to open to spectators came from the voices of our loyal guests and the community.  We are very grateful for the support and assistance of local and State health officials to get to this point.  Much of our operation has changed, but the beauty, ambiance, and service of the “Arlington Experience” remains at the same level of quality as everyone has known.”

Limited spectators (300 or less) are permitted to enjoy live racing Thursdays-Saturdays September 3 through September 26 in outdoor seating options.  Some changes in a visit to the track include that all tickets must be pre-purchased online at least 24 hours in advance and are limited to adults 18 and older, children seventeen and under will not be permitted access to the facility. All guests must wear a mask at all times unless they are consuming food or beverage in their seat.  Staggered entry and arrival times will be issued to each set of ticket holders to limit queuing lines and to assist patrons in maintaining social distancing as they enter the facility.  No coolers or outdoor food and beverage will be allowed.  The full set of health and safety guidelines and facility restrictions can be viewed on Arlington’s website.

All inquiries in regards to tickets, seating options, and pricing will only be available online on www.arlingtonpark.com.