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New additions coming to Churchill Downs

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An artist rendering of the view of the wall facing Central Avenue. (Source: Churchill Downs) An artist rendering of the view of the wall facing Central Avenue. (Source: Churchill Downs)
An artist rendering of the aerial view of the infield. (Source: Churchill Downs) An artist rendering of the aerial view of the infield. (Source: Churchill Downs)
An artist rendering of the aerial view of the Grandstand Terrace and Rooftop Garden. (Source: Churchill Downs) An artist rendering of the aerial view of the Grandstand Terrace and Rooftop Garden. (Source: Churchill Downs)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Construction is scheduled to begin on a new Grandstand Terrace and Rooftop Garden at Churchill Downs.

The Grandstand Terrace will offer nearly 2,400 additional seats on the second and third floors as well as significantly update and expand the restrooms, wagering windows and concession areas. The project will also feature additions to the Rooftop Garden, a hospitality lounge area for VIP guests.

"The Grandstand Terrace and Rooftop Garden offer a rare opportunity to create new seating for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, but it's even more exciting because the new and updated amenities will significantly improve the experience for a large percentage of fans that join us in the Grandstand for this great sports and entertainment spectacle," said Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "The new and renovated concessions, restrooms and wagering locations will be conveniently accessible for all of our Grandstand patrons. The result will be improved service and a more enjoyable experience during the premier weekend in American racing.

Demolition is scheduled to begin Thursday and construction is expected to be completed in time for the 140th Kentucky Oaks and Derby.

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