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The Kentucky Derby average ticket price for the 2017 annual race has fluctuated slightly and stayed in the higher price range, never going below $300 ticket price over the recent six years. The largest increase came in 2015 with an increase of 38%, moving from a $349 average ticket price from the previous year to a $481 average price. Average Kentucky Derby ticket prices experienced little to no change in 2015 and 2016 with the price changing from $481 to $480. The Kentucky Derby is seeing a significantly lower price as the 2017 prestigious race approaches at an average $306, a 36% decrease, this is subject to change as the event nears in May.

How to Buy Kentucky Derby Tickets

1. Scan through the 2018 Kentucky Derby Schedule and select the game that you would like to attend, or use the opponent or date filters beside the Kentucky Derby ticket listings to find the perfect matchup.

2. Click “Select” to reveal all available Kentucky Derby tickets, the Churchill Downs interactive seating chart, ticket quantity, and ticket price filters. Use the ticket price filter, and ticket quantity filter to quickly refine your search to the available Kentucky Derby tickets that are in your price range. You can also utilize the “eTickets Only” filter to find all Kentucky Derby tickets that will be delivered electronically. The Churchill Downs interactive map can be employed to reveal all tickets available for a preferred section. Select the perfect tickets and click “Go” to proceed to checkout.

3. Review the checkout page to ensure that the Kentucky Derby tickets have been selected, and read through any ticket notes or delivery information. If everything looks correct, fill out the checkout information, and purchase your Kentucky Derby Tickets!

2018 Kentucky Derby Preview

The 2018 Kentucky Derby is set to hit Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5, 2018, and will mark the 144th Run for the Roses for one of the most prestigious events that feature the best thoroughbreds in the world. As the Kentucky Derby approaches, horse racing aficionados will be watching for a Triple Crown favorite to win in 2018, after it was not accomplished in 2017. A number of favorites will be featured on the field at the 2017 Kentucky Derby, with four standing out. Good Magic, Bolt d'Oro, Mask and Solomini are the top contenders as the running for the Triple Crown begins in Louisville. No matter which horse wins, this one of a kind event will bring fans from all over ready to sip their Mint Juleps and feature their lavish hats. Get your Kentucky Derby Ticket and don’t miss this event!

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

Address: 700 Central Ave. Louisville, Kentucky, 40208

Churchill Downs is located in south Louisville west of Churchill park at interstate 65. Churchill Downs usually seats 50,000 however, crowds during the derby sometimes exceed 150,000 as additional seating areas are opened to accommodate the event. New to the event in 2014 is a new high-definition screen which will sit on the backstretch the outside of the track and face the grandstand and infield. Officials claim it will be the largest high-definition video screen ever constructed.

Infield General Admission

The area provides a fun large-party atmosphere and is an inexpensive way to attend the event but not the best views of the race. The Infield Club provide access to a VIP lounge area that features cocktail service, half-price menu items, large screen TV’s and monitors at each table along with private betting window and executive bathrooms.

The Grandstands

Comprised of sections 120-128 (1st Floor Grandstand), 212, 218-228 (Grandstand Mezzanine/Plaza Balcony), and 322-328 (3rd Floor Grandstand) and are divided into three levels. The Grandstand Terrance level is closest to the track. The better seats in these sections are closer to the finish line and are the lower number sections (120, 218, 322).

The Clubhouse Levels

Comprised of sections 110-117 (1st Floor Clubhouse), 2nd Floor Clubhouse and 312-321 (3rd Floor Clubhouse). The Kentucky Derby Clubhouse level tickets are a great place to sit close to the finish line. 1st Floor Clubhouse tickets get you seats that are so close enough to the track to feel the ground as the horses run by. Tickets to section 120 grant you access to the 3rd Floor Clubhouse. 3rd Floor Clubhouse Level tickets provide great views of the entire track and are among the best seats at Churchill Downs. Some 3rd floor clubhouse seats are fully covered, including rows D and higher. Rows A-B are not covered, while row C is partially covered. The sections closest to the finish line are 116,117, 218, 316, 317 and 318. Our pick for the best seats at the Kentucky Derby here are in section 316.

Kentucky Derby Suites

There is a large selection of suites at Churchill downs, TicketCity offers tickets and can help ensure you have ultimate Kentucky Derby experience. We offer tickets for the Jockey Club Suites, 5th Floor Finish Line Suites, Interior Premium Boxes and the Matt Winn Room (reserved tables). Suites can fit about 24 people and come with full catering, private wagering and balconies that provide a perfect view of the action.

Millionaires Row & Skye Terrace

Millionaires Row (4th Floor & 6th Floor) provide a luxurious and celebrity-filled Kentucky Derby experience. A table here provides a great vantage point to watch the races via personal monitors or from the 4 tiered balcony. The Skye Terrance is adjacent to Millionaires row and offers the same amenities but a more traditional experience.

Kentucky Derby Event Guide

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What day is the 2018 Kentucky Derby?

The upcoming Kentucky Derby will take place on May 5, 2018. Every year the Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May.

Where is the Kentucky Derby?

The annual Kentucky Derby event will take place at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

What time do the gates at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby?

Churchill Downs open at 8am EST for the day. The post time for the first race at 10:30a EST.

Is there a dress code at Churchill Downs?

There are some restrictions in a few areas. Sneakers, athletic apparel, denim/jeans or shorts are not permitted in the Trophy Room, Turf Club, Finish Line Suites, Jocky Club Suites, Aristides Room, Stakes Room, Turf Suites, Section 111 Trophy Suites, Trackside Village or in Millionaires Row. Additionally, worn/torn/frayed garments, collarless shirts, tank tops and bare midriff are never allowed in any reserved seating areas. The infield areas are much more casual with jeans, shorts, t-shirts, polo shirts and casual dresses all being acceptable.

Is there re-entry into Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby?

There will be no re-entry into Churchill Downs once you have passed through security. If a ticket holder leaves and goes outside of the venue they will not be allowed to return. Make sure that everything needed for the day of the Kentucky Derby is brought as you will not be able to leave and come back; items needed is phone charger, sunscreen and rain protection.

How can I buy cheap Kentucky Derby tickets?

TicketCity offers a huge selection of Kentucky Derby tickets that include some of the lowest price tickets on the market. Kentucky Derby ticket prices fluctuate based on the demand. When there are well-known horses in the race or horses expected to compete for the triple crown, prices will increase. The opposite might occur if there are not as many popular horses participating in the race, give the chance to get cheap Derby tickets.

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