Spectators Allowed at Churchill's Fall Meet


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Churchill Downs will open its 131st Fall Meet Sunday, Oct. 25, by allowing spectators for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began this past spring. It will mark the first time this year that fans can attend live racing at Churchill.

The Louisville track will continue to follow the COVID-19 health and safety protocols mandated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Temperature checks, medical questionnaires, physical distancing and mandatory face coverings will be required. Capacity will be limited as per Kentucky's requirements for venues and event spaces. Last year's average daily attendance during the Fall Meet was 4,200.

There will be no general admission, but reserved box seats will be sold for prices ranging from $5-$12. Dining options will also be available for a range of $39-$72. Children ages 12 and under are free, as is parking.

Tickets may be purchased online at churchilldowns.com/tickets/. For updated information on Churchill's safety guidelines and procedures, visit churchilldowns.com/tickets/admissions-services/updates.

Sunday's 11-race program, which will feature the 16th annual “Stars of Tomorrow I” card for 2-year-olds, will kick off at 1 p.m. ET. The meet runs for 24 days over five weeks through Nov. 29, except Nov 6-7, when the Breeders' Cup will be held at Keeneland.

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