Breeders' Cup at Lone Star is Sold Out
Updated: Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:53 PM
Edited release from National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 4:02 PM
The Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, is officially sold out, officials announced Sept. 22. All 51,034 reserved seats at the racetrack have been allocated, which makes for an advance-sales record for the event.
"Texans have embraced the Breeders' Cup, and horseracing fans around the world are eager to visit the Lone Star state," Breeders' Cup president D.G. Van Clief Jr. said in a release. "In addition to the earliest sellout, we were able to offer the most reserved seats in the history of the World Thoroughbred Championships."
Lone Star is a first-time host for the Breeders' Cup.
"We always knew that a seat to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships would be a hot ticket in a great sports and entertainment market like the Dallas-Fort Worth area," Lone Star president Corey Johnsen said. "The general public responded enthusiastically, and we can't wait to showcase Lone Star Park to an international audience next month."
Lone Star, which has about 12,000 permanent indoor and outdoor seats, is erecting about 39,000 temporary seats with accompanying service structures that include mutuel windows, concessions, merchandise sales, and restrooms. The seating will stretch from around the far turn, through the homestretch, and into the first turn.
All seating on Breeders' Cup day at Lone Star is reserved, and there are no general admission tickets. Parking permits for adjacent and remote parking are being sold in advance; there will no parking without a permit on Breeders' Cup day.
Parking and admission gates will open at 7 a.m. CDT on Breeders' Cup day, with first post time for the first of 12 live races set for 11:40 a.m.
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