For the first time in history, the Kentucky Derby will not be the first jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the race, usually scheduled for the first Saturday in May, is set for Saturday, September 5th.
Where To Buy Kentucky Derby Tickets
A limited number of tickets to the Kentucky Derby are available via Ticketmaster.
On the secondary market, TicketIQ has seats available for the Kentucky Derby, and we have Fee-Free tickets with a Low Price Guarantee and Refund Guarantee, which states that in the event an event is canceled or deem unfit for fans to attend, TicketIQ will refund ticket buyers within 15 days. That means that you can buy from TicketIQ worry-free. With the Low Price Guarantee, if you find the same ticket for less on another secondary market ticket for less on a site like StubHub or Vivid Seats, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit.
How Much Are Kentucky Derby Tickets
On the primary market, general admission tickets are $75 and give ticket holders access to the infield. There are no seats and no view of the track from the infield, though fans can see video boards throughout the venue. Ticket holders also get access to the paddock area.
On the secondary market, the average asking price for a Kentucky Derby ticket is $1,423, which would make it the priciest Derby ticket since TicketIQ began tracking data. The next most expensive was $1,029 for the 2015 Run for the Roses, and the cheapest was $717 in 2017. In 2015, American Pharoah won the Derby on his way to becoming the 12th Triple Crown winner. Ticket prices have also risen significantly since the event was postponed back in May due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The current least expensive ticket on the secondary market is $108, which is the third most expensive get-in price this decade.
TicketIQ has seats available throughout Churchill Downs, and the cheapest tickets are $108 in the infield. The cheapest seats are listed at $522 for Lower Grandstand 128, Row J, just past the 3/16 pole. Lower Clubhouse seats start at $763 in Section 112, Row L, Mezzanine Club tickets start at $1,262 in Section 212, Row B, and 300-Level tickets start at $1,289.
There are Club Sections on the 200 Level (Mezzanine Club) and 300 Level (Upper Club). Both include access to exclusive lounges, balconies from which to watch the race and other premium amenities.
The most exclusive and priciest tickets are listed for $21,925 in the Mansion Club. For the price, you get a table for eight, and a private concierge that meets you in the parking lot and guides you through the day. Mansion ticket holders get access to a massive, high-end buffet, the paddocks, trophy room and other exclusive spots within the venue. The club itself is behind a heavily guarded door.