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Official Ticket Package Breakdown for the Kentucky Derby®: Grandstand Orange

Posted by Jazzy Morgan on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 @ 17:14 PM

The Kentucky Derby® is without a doubt America’s most iconic horse racing event, appropriately known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport”. It is the first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown™ which is consisted of three races, Kentucky Derby®, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Immerse yourself amongst 170,000 racing fans for unmatched excitement at the 2018 Kentucky Derby®.

We are here to break down every Official Ticket Package available to you in a 21-part series to ensure you select the one that will give you an unforgettable experience.

This week we are focusing on Grandstand Orange and the Taste of Derby Party.

Grandstand Orange Official Ticket Package

Grandstand Orange provides 3rd floor (sections 323, 324, 325), open-air, box seating with elevated views of both the starting line and the final stretch. Complete with this package you will receive an onsite trip director and a VIP fast access pass that will allow for a faster and more secure access into Churchill Downs® through gates 1, 10 and 17. Additionally Grandstand Orange Official Ticket Package holders will have access to the Affirmed Lounge a VIP in-track hospitality venue.

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Affirmed Lounge

This exclusive premium climate-controlled hospitality venue is located in the Kentucky Derby Museum by gate 1. Inside the hospitality lounge you will have access to complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks on Oaks Day from 8am-4:30pm and on Derby Day from 8am-5:30pm, cocktails will also be available at an additional cost. In addition to premium bar options, there will be an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet from 11:30-2pm, closed-circuit television coverage, live entertainment and wagering tellers. 

Add Travel and Accommodations to Your Package

Get the most out of your trip to Louisville, Kentucky by adding hotel accommodations to your package. Derby Experiences offers a handful of hotel option, which included transportation to and from Churchill Downs® on race day. Choose from multiple transportation options one time from each of hotel location and back from Churchill Downs®, including Motorcoach Transportation or upgrade to Semi-Private Transportation or a Private Vehicle. For those driving to Churchill Downs® we offer a secure lot Parking Pass at our Silk Lot for convenient parking. Hotel options are located throughout East, Northeast, South and Downtown Louisville. Derby Experiences ensures that any hotel and/or transportation options you choose, will meet and exceed the needs of you and your group.

Want More Information?

Derby Experiences is the ONLY Official Partner of Churchill Downs® and guarantees that your Kentucky Derby® tickets are packaged with exclusives and extras that you cannot obtain from anywhere else. We are a full-service travel company that provides unmatched benefits and unparalleled access to the Kentucky Derby®. Direct from Churchill Downs®, we provide an unforgettable VIP experience to the 2018 Kentucky Derby®.

Interested in this specific package and want to hear more? We’ve got you covered. Fill out the form or give us a call at 888.384.7088 and we will assign you to an expert sales rep that can answer any and all of your questions!

 Explore the Grandstand Orange Official Ticket Package

Topics: Kentucky Derby

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