Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival?
A: The 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival runs from Thursday, June 6 - Saturday, June 8.
Q: When is Belmont Stakes Day?
A: The 156th running of the Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 8.
Q: When do parking gates open on Belmont Stakes Day?
A: The parking gates open at 8:30am.
Q: When do admission gates open on Belmont Stakes Day?
A: The admission gates open at 9:00am.
Q: Is parking included with my ticket?
A: No. Parking must be purchased separately.
Q: Can parking be purchased day-of?
A: Parking will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure a spot, we recommend purchasing your parking ticket online before the event.
Day-of parking is payable by credit card only.
Q: Will there be transportation provided between the parking lots and the track entrance?
A: Yes, NYRA will be providing bus shuttle service between the parking lots and the track entrance.
Q: Can I tailgate in the parking lot?
A: No, tailgating is not permitted in the parking lots.
Q: Do hospitality area tickets include a program?
A: Yes, an official Post Parade is included with every ticket purchased in a hospitality area.
Q: Are there any special ticket discounts available?
A: All tickets are sold through Ticketmaster.com or through the NYRA Box Office, and are sold at face value. We typically do not offer discounts on our Belmont Stakes tickets.
Q: What should I do if I misplace my ticket?
A: Please contact the NYRA Box Office at (844) NYRA-TIX if you are the account holder on file, so we can assist you. Please note that we cannot replace any tickets purchased from ticket outlets other than Ticketmaster or the NYRA Box Office.
Q: Does my General Admission ticket guarantee me a seat?
A: No, General Admission tickets are standing-room only. For a guaranteed seat, you must purchase a reserved seat or a seat at a table in one of our hospitality areas.
Q: Is ADA seating available?
A: Yes, there is ADA seating available throughout the facility. All seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. ADA seating is sold via Ticketmaster.com or through the NYRA Box Office. Call (844) NYRA-TIX for assistance.
Q: Can Season Passes be used on Belmont Stakes Day?
A: Yes, season passes can be used for General Admission on Belmont Stakes Day.
Q: Can I bring my children to the Belmont Stakes?
A: Yes, children 12 years and under are free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: The date and time of any stakes race or other track event is subject to change based on, among other things, force majeure events (including, without limitation, acts of God and other unforeseen circumstances or causes beyond reasonable control). No refunds will be permitted based on such scheduling changes.
In the event that racing is cancelled at any time prior to park opening, or is taking place at Belmont Park without permitted patronage to the general public, and NYRA does not intend to reschedule such racing events, NYRA will issue ticket credits or refunds solely for all tickets/pre-paid parking purchased directly through the NYRA Box Office, or a NYRA Sales Representative, for the specific event days that are affected by such situation. In such cases, tickets purchased via third-party vendors are not eligible for a refund from NYRA and customers must directly contact the third-party vendors for assistance.
Q: Where is Belmont Park?
A: Belmont Park is conveniently located at the junction of Hempstead Turnpike and the Cross Island Parkway in Elmont, NY.
The address is:
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY 11003
Q: How can I get to Belmont Park?
A: For transportation options, please visit our Transportation & Directions page.
Q: Is there a map of Belmont Park?
A: You can view a facility map of Belmont Park here.
Q: Are there television monitors to watch the races?
A: Yes! No matter where you are located, there are hundreds of high definition televisions to watch all the live racing action, including simulcasts from across the globe.