Breeders' Cup Ticket Applications Due

From a release from Arlington Park

The deadline for ticket applications to be included in the lottery for the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is Sunday, June 16. Ticket order forms with payment, sent by mail or delivered in person, must be received at Arlington Park no later than this Sunday. The lottery will determine the order in which applications will be processed.

Ticket applications, which are available at Arlington Park, any of the five Trackside off-track betting locations or on the track's website,, can be mailed or hand delivered to Arlington Park or Trackside Arlington Park. At the track, orders can be dropped off at any Guest Information Booth or with the receptionist in the Administrative Office. At Trackside, on the corner of Wilke Road and Euclid Avenue, forms will be accepted at the hostess stand.

Applications received after the deadline will be handled on a first come, first served basis, dependent upon seating availability. If the ticket order is filled, a confirmation with seat location will be received two to three weeks after June 16. Tickets will be delivered approximately 30 days prior to the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

To accommodate the tremendous interest in the 2002 Breeders' Cup - the first time that the event will be held in the Chicago area - approximately 35,000 temporary stadium seats will be constructed around the permanent grandstand facility at the racetrack. All outdoor open-air seating will include convenient access to heated pavilions -- complete with mutuel windows, television monitors, food and beverage concessions, merchandise stands and restroom facilities. Tickets are available for the following nine locations around the racetrack:

* Marquee Village Dining (including table luncheon buffet and outside
seating) - $285
* Apron Level Box Seat - $140
* Marquee Village Reserved - $100
* Trackside Lounge Dining - $65
* Homestretch Reserved - $60
* Clubhouse Turn Reserved - $55
* Quarter Pole Reserved - $45
* Trackside Admission - $25
* Trackside Village - $20

Applicants may choose any of the above seating options, rank them in order of preference, and have the option of selecting the Next Best Available Seating if their first selection is sold out. Optional seating for Friday, October 25 and Sunday, October 27, will also be available in the ticket packages. For additional information, call 847-385-7551.