Officially opened in 1875, Churchill Downs stands as one of the most iconic horse racing tracks in the world. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or first-time attendee, be sure to check out event information below detailing Churchill Downs seating, parking, accessibility, and more to ensure your day at the track goes smoothly on Thu. Nov 17, 2016 12:00 PM.
Churchill Downs Seating Chart
Churchill Downs Premium Seating
Churchill Downs Parking Information
If you drive to Churchill Downs for races other than the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, complimentary parking is available at the Longfield Parking Lot (Gate 10) on a first-come, first-served basis. Valet parking is available for $5. For Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks races, the Longfield Parking Lot spaces must be purchased in advance, but parking is available nearby at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. If you're interested in public transportation, Miller Transportation offers round trip shuttles that drop off attendees at Gate 17. Also, Miller Transportation offers shuttle van, minibus, and charter services as well. There are also numerous taxis servicing the Louisville area.
Churchill Downs Gate Times
The Churchill Downs gates generally open at 8 a.m., but times will vary on race day for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.
Churchill Downs Accessibility Information
There is handicap parking available in the Longfield Parking Lot (Gate 10), and guests in need of wheelchair assistance can utilize a convenient drop off area there as well. Once inside, Churchill Downs offers first-come, first-served handicap accessible seating for disabled guests on the first, second, and third floor. On the first floor, handicap seating is available in rows B and D in sections 113-118. On the second floor, boxes are available in Section 115 (K08, K16-17, L02-03,) and Section 116 (K03, K09). On the third floor, there is accessible seating in Section 315.
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