“There has been an increased demand in Preakness Stakes tickets since the Derby, and we have had a flurry of requests for high-end seating, “ Austen said.
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Just one day before the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course this Saturday, the team at ticket brokerage DerbyDeals.com reports slightly improved late ticket demand from this time last year.
DerbyDeals.com is a sport travel and ticket brokerage company, and, as its name implies, it specializes in ticket packages and individual ticket sales for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks as well as other key Thoroughbred racing events.
"The Thoroughbred racing season is off to an exciting and strong start for DerbyDeals.com," said Anastasia Austen, the company’s vice president of marketing and public relations. DerbyDeals.com assists large groups, corporate executives and horse racing VIP’s with access to premium tickets and luxury experiences — whether it’s a last minute tickets, sought-after hotel accommodations, transportation, or hard-to-get party tickets and concierge services.
“There has been an increased demand in Preakness Stakes tickets since the Derby, and we have had a flurry of requests for high-end seating," Austen said.
DerbyDeals.com, a unit of Indianapolis-based Access Entertainment Group LLC, has some interesting insights about the ticket-buying landscape, said Austen, who works out of the company’s Jeffersonville, Ind., office.
Here are top observations about the Preakness ticket scene in 2017, according to DerbyDeals.com, which is a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers and is part of StubHub.com’s invitation-only Top Seller Program:
Demand for tickets is slightly higher for the nicer dining sections than last year with a 7% percent increase over 2016.
“In the last few years, demand for tickets overall has been the same, but this year we have had more requests for the upscale dining seats with food and drink included,” Austen said.
Preakness tickets are still available with entry-level tickets starting at $100 for the InfieldFest, while the most expensive seats are in luxury areas such as the Terrace Dining Room and Sports Palace. These premier locations include gourmet food buffets, table seating and climate-controlled conditions and amazing views of the track. Upper-end tickets are $400 to $800 or more per seat. Upscale, indoor seating with food and drink service is very limited for the Preakness, with most VIP attendees sitting in sponsorship or VIP tents throughout the infield area of Pimlico.
With pleasant and dry weather forecast for Saturday, Preakness fever is building quickly with the Black-Eyed Susan set for Friday to get the weekend started. Believe it or not, Preakness tickets in various areas of the racetrack are available right up until race day.
“We expect to have consistent sales up to the very morning of the Preakness Stakes,” Austen said. “We get a lot last-minute horse connections coming in as well as locals who decide they want to be at here at Pimlico to experience the suspense and thrill of Preakness and a possible Triple Crown,” Austen said.
Austen also reports that early sales for the 2017 Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, have been promising. “Interest is higher than normal following the Kentucky Derby in large part to Always Dreaming's victory and his New York connections.”