Del Mar Planning For Full Seating Capacity For Horse Races This Summer

| June 15, 2021

Late last month, Del Mar unveiled its plans to start its summer race with 100% capacity for enthusiasts booked on their reserved seating area. The decision came in line with the county and stated public health guidelines effective from 15thJune. Del Mar’s sitting area can accommodate about 14,994 people when fully packed.

The track will host its 82nd racing season starting from 16th July and run through Labor Day on 6th September. The track will also host races this fall, staging the Breeder’s Cup from 5th-6th November. Del Mar hosted its last summer and fall races without any fans on the stands, all thanks to the social distancing regulations. 

With the current public health guideline set by the California Health Department, fans must wear masks when enjoying the horse races at Del Mar, except when enjoying food or drinks in the designated dining areas. Fans will also hope to wager on the races with the bonus, where you can find real-time live feed online that’s accessible to multiple devices while the California government is expected to revise the issued guidance on 15th June. However, the track officials are expected to adjust the requirements on the face coverings according to the issued guidelines. 

Racing enthusiasts who want to witness the races from the reserved fan area must book a seating package in advance before arriving at the gate. Parking passes and admission tickets will be featured in the package. Fortunately, fans can buy the seating spots online from 18th June, with the pre-sale coming on 17th June for enthusiasts who have signed up on Del Mar’s website. 

According to Del Mar’s COO and President Josh Rubinstein, the organization is delighted to welcome fans back at the stands and appreciate the patience they’ve exercised to help cope with the situation over the last year.   The president also appreciated the cooperation and guidance of the California Public Health Department, the Chief medical officer at Scripps Health (Dr. Ghazala Sharieff), and the San Diego Public Health department. 

Del Mar offers seats in its Grandstand, Turf Club, Clubhouse, Luxury, Skyrooms, Celebrity Suites, and its five main restaurants. Track officials will also have a say on the General Admission in the next few weeks.

According to COO Josh Rubinstein, Del Mar will monitor the public health guidelines over the next few weeks and adjust their plans according to the state’s updated recommendations. However, the organizers have set pre-sale arrangements online and will allow reserved seats through phone calls on 858-792-4242 starting from 21st June.

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