Section 117 is one of the most desirable seating options at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby and Oaks days! These seats are right on the finish line with a great view of the tote board, and gives you fast access to the Paddock area!
Seats in section 117 are known as “Box Seating”, as each box is set up to accommodate six ticket holders. This section is located on the first floor and the seats are folding style with backs. The ticket holder gains access to all the amenities of the 1st floor clubhouse, such as the paddock area to view the horses prior to each race, and easy access to betting windows, concessions, and restrooms. Section 117 offers a fantastic look at the horses as they cross the finish line! These are some of the most sought after first floor tickets available! Box seats offer a fantastic social atmosphere, and can be a great spot to take pictures from. The variation in pricing between the sections is in relation of their proximity to the finish line.