Breeders' Cup Feb. 25 said tickets for the Oct. 30-31 World Championships at Keeneland in Kentucky will be available for purchase at noon March 4.
Officials, citing "strong demand," said it's the earliest ticket-release date for a Breeders' Cup.
Breeders' Cup and Keeneland said they will invest $5 million to create more premium seating options that will enhance the on-site experience for fans and participants. Among the new hospitality offerings is '84 Club, a 50,000-square-foot glass-enclosed lounge that will offer views of the live races along with lounge seating, private concessions, a cash bar, restrooms, and mutuel tellers.
Single-day ticket prices range from $35 to $375 on Friday, Oct. 30, and $50 to $475 on Saturday, Oct. 31. Two-day packages range from $295-$1,225. All tickets will be sold in advance of the event; there will be no walk-up sales available for either day.
On-site parking will be at a premium. It will be limited to those with official parking credentials, officials said.
Breeders' Cup said it will offer shuttle service for a nominal fee from the Kentucky Horse Park and Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Further information on transportation will be released later.
"Being able to host the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships is an incredible honor," Keeneland president and CEO Bill Thomason said. "Breeders' Cup has established itself as one of the most competitive and impressive racing events in the world. Keeneland and Breeders' Cup share a goal to provide our guests with extraordinary customer service, which, coupled with Keeneland's iconic setting and rich racing tradition, will make for a truly unique patron experience."
Detailed information on all available seating options is available at the Breeders' Cup website http://www.breederscup.com