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Sports Churchill Downs to allow limited attendance at 2020 Kentucky Derby

17:35  12 august  2020
17:35  12 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The 2020 Kentucky Derby is the 146th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, thousands of guests gather under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs to create lifelong memories with their friends and family.

“Our team is deeply committed to holding the very best Kentucky Derby ever, and we will take all necessary steps to protect the health and safety of all who attend and participate in the Derby ,” Kevin Flanery, Churchill Downs Racetrack president, said in a news release. “In response to the COVID-19

The plan includes no general admission, and the infield will be closed. Pre-purchased general admission tickets will be refunded. Reserved seating will be limited to a maximum of 40% occupancy. Standing-room-only tickets have been eliminated.

Temperature checks, medical questionnaires, physical distancing, and mandatory face coverings will be required upon entrance. Each guest will receive a courtesy “Healthy at the Track” bag, which will include a disposable mask, a pocket-sized hand sanitizer, and a personal stylus for non-contact self-service wagering.

a building with green grass: Churchill Downs racetrack sits empty on Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky, on what would have been the 146th Running of The Kentucky Derby. The race has been run 145 consecutive times but had to postpone until September 5, 2020, because of the coronavirus. © By Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal Churchill Downs racetrack sits empty on Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky, on what would have been the 146th Running of The Kentucky Derby. The race has been run 145 consecutive times but had to postpone until September 5, 2020, because of the coronavirus.

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The 2020 Kentucky Derby will be the 146th Kentucky Derby . The race is one of the three legs of the American Triple Crown, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. The Kentucky Derby is regularly scheduled to be held on the first Saturday in May, but the 2020 running was rescheduled to Saturday

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“The opportunity to safely welcome back a limited number of guests to Churchill Downs on the first week of September is a privilege that our team doesn’t take for granted,” said Churchill Downs racetrack president Kevin Flanery. “Our extensive plan meets or exceeds all recommended state and local guidelines. We’ve received an exceptional level of support from regulators, medical experts, and public health authorities and we’ll continue to carefully work with them to ensure we’re doing everything we can to keep our customers, employees, and communities safe."

Churchill Downs officials announced March 17 that the 146th Kentucky Derby would be postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but were confident the delay would allow fans to attend.

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Derby Experiences, the Kentucky Derby ’s Official Experience Package Partner, combines tickets to unique, premium venues throughout Churchill Downs with hotel accommodations, transportation to the track, access to exclusive hospitality lounges & more. 2-day packages start at 9.

The 2020 Kentucky Derby is the 146th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Churchill Downs reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel ticket purchases, including without limitation , voiding online transactions and refunding amounts paid by (a) persons or entities

“We feel confident that we are going to run the Kentucky Derby and we are going to run it with a crowd,” Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen said in March. “The Kentucky Derby is a participatory event. Its energy and its magic really comes from everyone participating and being there to enjoy it. We’re going to make it happen.”

In June, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Churchill Downs had submitted a plan that called for limited attendance, including up to 24,268 people in the infield on Derby Day. The 27-page document included plans to slash general admissions by up to 61% compared with 2019 and reduce outdoor seating by 57%. Some dining areas would have been cut to 33% capacity.

The Kentucky Derby has been held every year since 1875 and has been staged on the first Saturday in May every year since 1946. The 1945 Derby was held on June 9 because of World War II.

A record crowd of 170,513 attended the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Last year’s attendance was 150,729. The Kentucky Oaks record crowd of 124,589 was set in 2016. Last year’s Oaks attendance was 105,719.

All three Triple Crown races were rescheduled this year because of the pandemic. Tiz the Law won the Belmont on June 20, two weeks after its originally scheduled date. The Preakness was postponed from May 16 to Oct. 3, making it the last leg of this year’s Triple Crown schedule.

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Media Guide at the Kentucky Derby . The 2020 Kentucky Derby is the 146th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Live odds, betting, horse bios, travel info, tickets, news, and updates from Churchill Downs Race Track.

The 2020 Kentucky Derby is the 146th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Please note that in 2020 General admission capacity will be limited to ensure adequate space for social distancing & general admission access will be limited to the infield area.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Churchill Downs to allow limited attendance at 2020 Kentucky Derby

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