LOUISVILLE, Ky. — And they're off! Derby day tickets, that is. A limited number of Infield-only General Admission tickets for the Oaks on April 30 and the Kentucky Derby on May 1 are on sale now. The tickets can be purchased online.
What You Need To Know
- Churchill Downs has a limited number of Infield-only General Admission for Oaks, Derby on sale now
- Tickets can be purchased online
- General Admission and Infield tickets are limited to 25-30% capacity
- The Oaks and Derby run on April 30 and May 1, respectively
Derby Day Infield-only General Admission tickets, which won't have access to the Frontside of the venue, are $80 if purchased between April 19-30, and $85 if purchased on Derby Day.
Oaks Day Infield-only General Admission tickets, which also won't have access to the Frontside of the venue, will cost you $60 if purchased between April 19-29, and $65 if purchased on Oaks Day.
Two-day Infield-only General Admission tickets for both Oaks and Derby are $135 if purchased between April 19-29.
“The Kentucky Derby experience is synonymous with fun and excitement and we’re thrilled to welcome fans back to our Infield,” said Churchill Downs Racetrack President Mike Anderson. “We remain committed to relying on the most recent scientific evidence we have surrounding COVID-19, and with Kentucky Derby Week three weeks away, we are encouraged by the favorable trajectory. In addition to a low positivity rate, Kentucky’s vaccination efforts have reached approximately 40% of adult Kentuckians with every indication that those numbers will continue to rapidly increase over the coming weeks leading into this year’s Derby.”
An official program is included with all tickets.
Fans who purchased Infield-only General Admission tickets must enter Churchill Downs through the Infield Admission Gate at Central Avenue and Fourth Street.
General Admission guests will have access to food and beverage options for purchase at Infield concession stands. Guests will also have designated restrooms and wagering windows.
More ticket inventory to Oaks and Derby is also available, such as uncovered reserved bleacher seating in the First Turn, uncovered reserved box seating for six in the Infield, and First and Second Floor Grandstand reserved seats. All reserved seats include all-inclusive food, non-alcoholic beverages, and alcoholic beverages.
Reserved seats are limited to roughly 40-50% of seated capacity, and General Admission ticket sales will be limited to approximately 20-30% of Infield capacity.
If you've purchased tickets but are unable to attend the Derby, Oaks, or other events, you can use the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange, the official fan-to-fan resale marketplace and only authorized resale platform, to resell tickets.
Churchill Downs said information on the availability of additional tickets to the Derby and Oaks will be made via email and social media. Fans are encouraged to subscribe to the Kentucky Derby's email distribution list online and follow @KentuckyDerby on social media for updates on changes to ticket availability.
Interested in attending both Derby and Oaks? You can visit Derby Experiences, the Derby's Official Experience Package Partner, for packages combining Derby and Oaks seats with access to lounges, VIP Fast access passes, hotel and transportation accommodations, and more.
Churchill Downs also has tickets for other Derby Week events, like Opening Night presented by Budweiser (Saturday, April 24), Dawn at the Downs (Sunday, April 25 and Monday, April 26), Champions Day presented by TwinSpires (Tuesday, April 27), and Thurby presented by Old Forester (Thursday, April 29).
Tickets are also available for the entire 2021 Spring Meet, which covers 38 dates from Saturday, April 24, through Saturday, June 26.