Churchill Downs releases attendance plans for rescheduled Kentucky Derby

Louisville, Kentucky, USA - April 4, 2016. Main Entrance to Churchill Downs where the Kentucky Derby is held annully on the first Saturday in May.

After rescheduling its signature event for just the second time since 1875, Churchill Downs on Wednesday unveiled plans to host a limited number of guests for the 2020 Kentucky Derby, set for Saturday, September 5 in Louisville.

Churchill Downs officials said less than 23,000 fans are expected to attend, which would equate to less than 14 percent of the facility’s total capacity, which is based on the record crowd of 170,512 patrons that attended the 2015 edition of the Run for the Roses.

Temperature checks, medical screenings, physical distancing, and mandatory face covering will be required upon entrance and movement within the 190-acre Churchill Downs facility, according to officials. Tickets will be limited to reserved seating only. There will be no general admission options and the infield will be closed.

See the full 62-page health and safety operations plan for the 2020 Kentucky Derby by clicking here.

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