Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00
For the first time ever, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is making $10 grandstand general admission tickets to the Belmont Stakes available through Ticketmaster.
With I’ll Have Another set to pursue a sweep of the Triple Crown following his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, a big crowd is expected for the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.
Belmont Park has plenty of non-reserved seating available for grandstand general admission patrons, with benches and picnic tables located throughout the beautiful backyard area, inside the grandstand, and trackside. General admission tickets also provide ready access to areas populated with flat screen televisions, betting windows, and food options.
To buy tickets through Ticketmaster, racing fans can visit www.ticketmaster.com (tickets listed as “Belmont Stakes Admission”) or call 800-745-3000. They may also be purchased at select Ticketmaster locations.
On Belmont Stakes Day, patrons will also be able to purchase $20 clubhouse and $10 grandstand general admission tickets at the Belmont Park admission gates, which will open at 8:30 a.m. First post on Belmont Stakes Day is 11:35 a.m.
The last time that a Triple Crown was on the line was 2008, when 94,476 fans gathered at Belmont Park to witness Big Brown’s failed attempt. The record Belmont Stakes crowd was in 2004 when 120,139 racing enthusiasts flocked to Belmont Park and saw Birdstone’s shocking upset over Triple Crown hopeful Smarty Jones.
For the most updated information on the Belmont Stakes, fans can visit www.Bel-montStakes.com.