Kentucky Derby Safety Guide

The 147th Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 1st, 2021. Churchill Downs has posted a Kentucky Derby safety guide for fans looking to attend. The 2021 Kentucky Derby will have fans in attendance after not having any in attendance last season. This due to COVID-19 concerns. This year, with the lockdown lifted in the state, fans will be allowed to be in attendance, but they will need to follow the safety guidelines put in place by Churchill Downs.

The track is expecting to host 40,000-45,000 guests in-person. Capacity for reserved seats will be 40-50 percent. Which means around 25,000 to 30,000 people. Some premier dining areas will be able to accommodate 60 percent capacity.

Social distancing will still be practiced with the outdoor box seats being in a checkerboard pattern. Which means full boxes will not have other guests in a box to the right, left, front or back.  Agreed? Reserved seats are all-inclusive with food and drink to limit cash transactions. Infield tickets do not include food or drink, but concessions will be available. The infield capacity will be at approximately 25-30 percent. The record number of fans in the infield was in 2015, when there were about 60,000 fans in the infield.

Updated Kentucky Derby Safety Guide Fans in Attendance

Kentucky Derby Safety Guide

“We’ve done this at Churchill Downs for 147 years. And for the last year we’ve been preparing to operate under CDC guidelines. Also work with state and local health officials,” said Darren Rogers, senior director of communications for the track.

Rogers added: “We’re going to do it safely. Also, responsibly, but we are going to have a good time.”
To make sure that the rules are followed, a safety compliance team made up of hundreds of people will monitor and enforce guidelines.

April 27, 2021 by : Posted in 2021 No Comments

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