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ARLINGTON PARK UNVEILS SEASON MEMBERSHIP PLAN AND 2009 ADMISSION PRICING STRUCTURE
Plans Emphasize Value and Reward Frequency
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (March 2, 2009) – Arlington Park unveiled its 2009 admissions pricing structure which for the first time offers a limited number of season-long membership packages in the Arlington Racing Club for individuals and families, as well as tiered daily admission that includes “Value Day Wednesdays.”
Each Arlington Racing Club package for 2009 includes a season pass (valid daily except Arlington Million Day on Saturday, Aug. 8), preferred parking, a wagering credit, guest passes available for one-time use, additional special offers, a monthly E-newsletter, and an invitation to special member’s only events.
The individual package, which has a total value of nearly $1,200, is available for just $99, while the family package, which includes two season passes and has a value of almost $1,900, can be purchased for $169.
“A day at Arlington Park has always offered one of the best values on the Chicagoland sports landscape,” said Arlington Park President Roy Arnold. “In these trying economic times, these Membership Packages will offer our frequent visitors additional value. A family of four can attend the races as often as they like during the 2009 season for less money than they would spend attending one or two Major League Baseball games.”
Membership in the Arlington Racing Club can be purchased beginning March 15 online at www.arlingtonpark.com and those packages will be mailed out beginning the first week of April.
General admission remains $7 for most days during the upcoming Arlington Park season, which runs from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, Sept. 27. Guests purchasing their tickets in advance online at www.arlingtonpark.com will receive $1 off the general admission price while general admission for members of Arlington’s Twin Spires Club using their card at the admission gates remains $5. Children aged 17 and under are admitted free every day.
The popular Seniors Day promotion returns for the 2009 season. Each Thursday during the meet, guests aged 55 and older can purchase general admission for just $3 with Seniors Day food and beverage specials offered in the Million Room and in Cobey’s Food Court.
In addition, Arlington Park will offer “Value Day Wednesdays” on each Wednesday program (July 1 through Aug. 26) during the 2009. Admission will be just $5 at the gate, $4 if purchased online in advance and for Twin Spires Club members at the door, plus there will be discounted prices on reserved seating in our simulcast centers and food and beverage specials in the Million Room and in Cobey’s Food Court.
Special premium pricing will be in effect for two of Arlington’s most popular days - Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) and Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21). General admission each of these days will be $10 at the door but can be purchased at the regular $7 price if done in advance online.
General admission for Arlington Million Day, Saturday, Aug. 8, is $15 with reserved grandstand seats available for as little as $25 while reserved seats in Arlington’s numerous simulcast centers can be purchased for as little as $6.
General admission and reserved seats for individual days as well as reservations for the Terrace Café will go on sale on April 1 at www.arlingtonpark.com or by calling the Arlington Park reservations line 847-385-7410. Million Room reservations can be made by telephone only beginning on April 1.
In addition, season box seats remain on sale while inventory lasts. Season boxes, many of which include a television set in the box, vary in size from three seats to eight seats and can be purchased using the either the Choice Program or Premium Program option. Prices for season boxes range from $940 to $3,762 in the Choice Program and from $1,045 to $4,200 in the Premium Program.
The Choice Program option gives the box-holder greater flexibility in use of the box while allowing Arlington Park the opportunity to re-sell that unused box and share those proceeds with the box holder if the track is notified in advance that it will be unused for the day, while the Premium Program option gives the box holder exclusive use of the box for the entire meet except Arlington Million Day.
Guests wishing to purchase a season box should contact Diane Collopy in our Sales department at 847-385-7790.
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 98-day meet in 2009 from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, Sept. 27. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 10 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, Tad’s Sports Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit and Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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