Churchill Downs Limits Number of Fans for 146th Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs says the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will welcome a limited number of fans. The track will have a maximum of 40% seated capacity. Less than 23,000 guests are expected for the September 5th race.

Posted: Aug 12, 2020 8:25 AM
Updated: Aug 12, 2020 10:04 AM

A limited number of fans will be allowed at Churchill Downs for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Horses will take to the track on Saturday, September 5th. The Louisville racetrack also providing an update to health and safety operations. According to track officials there will be a maximum of 40% seated capacity.  There will be no general admission, including standing-room-only tickets and the infield will be closed. Less than 23,000 guests are expected for this year's race.

Fans who do attend will be required to wear face coverings. Additionally, everyone entering Churchill Downs will have their temperature checked and will have to answer a series of medical questions.

Access throughout the track will be severely limited. The race will now be the second jewel in the "Triple Crown" this year. The Belmont Stakes took place in June, with Tiz the Law winning.

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