Preakness 138 tickets now available

The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that tickets for 2013 Preakness Day went on-sale as of 10 a.m. (EDT) Monday morning. The 138th running of the Preakness place May 18, 2013 at famed Pimlico Race Course.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Preakness ticket office (410-542-9400 or 877-206-8042) or by logging onto www.ticketfly.com. Ticketfly is replacing Ticketmaster as the ticket sales and distribution company.

The partnership with Ticketfly, an end-to-end ticketing and marketing platform, will help Preakness to streamline operations and build community. Preakness officials switched to Ticketfly for its innovative technology, including a socially-charged purchase experience that will help Preakness to more effectively reach and engage online audiences. For attendees, Ticketfly makes buying tickets convenient, quick and easy.

"We're thrilled to be teaming up with the Preakness Stakes," said Gannon Hall, Ticketfly's Chief Marketing Officer. "As one of the most renowned and highly-attended sporting events in the country, with a sizable music festival component, we're excited to see how Preakness leverages our platform to broaden their reach and improve the live event experience for 2013."

In signing on with Ticketfly, the Maryland Jockey Club embraced the power of partnering with a company that provides a full suite of integrated ticketing and marketing tools, including Facebook ticketing, automated social marketing, email marketing and real-time analytics.

"Ticketfly is one of the best tech-savvy and forward-thinking young companies to expand our market reach and offer customers easy, efficient ways to purchase tickets and stay engaged with us online, while placing their needs first," Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said. "We are excited to join Ticketfly in their vision to offer Preakness fans the very best experience."

Seating information and ticket reservation forms for Preakness 138 can be found at www.preakness.com/tickets. Ticket renewals will be mailed out by October 22.

Just as in 2012, there will be three tiers of pricing, based on calendar days, for Infield and MUG Club tickets:

  Until December 31, 2012 January 1 - May 11, 2013 Preakness Week and Day
General Infield $40 $50 $60
MUG Club $60 $70 $80

The Preakness Operations department has unveiled a four-minute video on the day, which captures the history, grandeur, style and thrill that is Preakness. The video can be found at www.preaknessmktg.com.

"Preakness day is a rite of passage for generations in the mid-Atlantic region. Nowhere else can you listen to great music and soak up the party atmosphere that is InfieldFest at such low prices, capped off by the constant action of live racing," Chuckas said. "The greatest three-year old horses in the history of racing have thundered down the stretch at Old Hilltop in their quest for the Woodlawn Vase, the most valuable trophy in American sports. The video, which was shot this past May, captures everything that makes the Preakness one of the top sporting events for fans world-wide."

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