SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Full-season ticket plans, season admission passes, dining reservations and group sales packages for the 2016 Saratoga Race Course meet will go on sale beginning 10 a.m. on Monday, March 28.
Fans interested in purchasing reserved seats for the full 40-day season may also do so starting then.
Weekly reserved seat packages will go on sale beginning 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20. Full-season and week-long plans will be available for purchase online through NYRA AccountManager, utilizing the all-new Saratoga virtual venue seating map, enabling fans to digitally preview their seat location and sight lines before purchasing tickets.
Daily reserved seats may be purchased through Ticketmaster.com beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3.
All tickets to new subscribers will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis according to available inventory. Full-season ticket plan holders from 2015 will be contacted directly and have the opportunity to renew their seat locations through NYRA AccountManager through March 25, in advance of the general public.
All reserved seats purchased in advance include admission. Full-season plans include 40 days of admission based on the cost of a season pass.
Passes for fans interested in season-long grandstand and clubhouse admission will go on sale beginning Monday, March 28 through NYRA AccountManager. The costs for 2016 passes will be the same as last year with a grandstand pass costing $35 and a clubhouse season pass $55. Season passes do not include reserved seating.
A season pass provides fans with admission to 40 days of racing including the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, Aug. 27, and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney on Saturday, Aug. 6. Season passes are valid for one admission.
The 2016 meet will mark the first time that season pass and full-season plan holders will be guaranteed a Saratoga premium giveaway on the day of the giveaway, so long as they are in attendance at Saratoga Race Course and redeem the giveaway item by 3 p.m. Redemptions will begin when gates open to the general public.
Season pass and plan holders will be given several discounts and incentives. From June 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017, they are eligible for 10 percent savings for select classical performances at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Tri-City Valley Cats home baseball games, elect New York ski resorts including Belleayre, Catamount, Gore, Plattekill and Whiteface during the 2016-17 winter season; and Siena College men's and women's home basketball games during the 2016-17 season.
Saratoga season pass and season plan holders will also have the opportunity to take advantage of benefits on-track during the 2016 season including food, beverage and merchandise vendors; and new for 2016, access to a special pre-sale for individual Saratoga Race Course reserved seat tickets.
A season pass must be activated in order to receive Saratoga Season Perks discounts and incentives. Season pass holders are required to provide a photo in order to activate their season pass. Activation instructions, including information on how to upload a digital photo, are available at NYRA.com/Saratoga.
Dining reservations at the Turf Terrace, Club Terrace and the Porch will be available by phone at (888) 516-6972. Reservations are based on availability and are non-transferable. Seating charge payment is required upon reservation; seating charges are final and non-refundable.
Additionally, full hospitality space bookings for Saratoga Race Course are currently available for the following hospitality areas – At the Rail Pavilion; Luxury Suites (whole suite rentals only); Paddock Tent; Festival Tent; Big Red Spring Tent; and Top of the Stretch. Partial hospitality space bookings will be available beginning March 28.
Group sales reservations will be available through the NYRA Box Office by phone at (844) NYRA-TIX.
The 2016 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which will feature 69 stakes worth a record $18.725 million, begins on Friday, July 22, and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or visit NYRA.com.