Churchill Downs announces new entry procedure for Derby Week

04/19/2018 04:48 PM

Fans heading to Churchill Downs during Derby Week should make note of changes to the track’s admission gates.

An announcement on Thursday outlined newly-named entry points, which reflect locations inside the venue. Those gates include the new Paddock Gate, the Clubhouse Gate (formerly Gate 10) and the Infield Gate (formerly Gate 3). The Infield Gate will only be available to guests with a General Admission ticket. All others will enter through the Paddock or Clubhouse Gates.

Derby Week visitors will be the first to use Churchill Downs’ new expanded entry plaza, which will lead guests from Central Avenue to the newly constructed Paddock Gate, which replaces previous entrances at Gates 1 and 17.

Just last week, the track unveiled its new parking and traffic plan . Churchill Downs has also released a video further explaining what fans can expect upon entering the track Derby Week.

Churchill Downs spokesperson Katherine North discusses some of the things you need to know before arriving at Churchill Downs on Saturday for the Kentucky Derby:


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