Preakness Ticket Prices 2024: How Much Does It Cost to Get In?

How much does it cost to get in the door at Pimlico for the second leg of the Triple Crown?
May 21, 2022; Baltimore, MD, USA;  Preakness attendees enter the infield via a tunnel at Pimlico
May 21, 2022; Baltimore, MD, USA; Preakness attendees enter the infield via a tunnel at Pimlico / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The 149th Preakness will take place at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18th. The second leg of Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing, also known as The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, takes place two weeks after the Kentucky Derby annually.

In recent years the Preakness has become known as a slightly less buttoned-up event compared to the Derby. Previously the home of port-a-potty races, there's rain the forecast this weekend which in the past has led to some memorable images. Pimlico is set for a major renovation which should class the place up after this year's race.

Here's how they're paying for it...

Preakness Ticket Prices 2024

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster through the Preakness website with tickets for the second jewel of the Triple Crown starting at $168 on the concourse. Weekend passes, which will get you into the big race on Saturday and Friday's Black-Eyed Susan Day, start at $210.

There's no shortage of upgrades to your experience if you want to spend a little more. Grandstand tickets range from $162 to $414. Clubhouse seats start at $251, but for $420 you can get a seat in a dining room. The Turfside Terrace VIP area costs $780 on Saturday.

Pimlico also offers trackside suits located on the finish line. No price is listed, but if you're looking for gourmet food and a personalized bar service, feel free to call and inquire. For an idea of what it might cost, know that glass chalet on the infield costs $2,500, but those tickets appear to be sold out, so keep your eye on the secondary market.

The Preakness was first run in 1873 and has been held every year since 1894 and has called Pimlico it's home since 1908. It's the shortest race in the Triple Crown and also generally has the smallest field with just 14 horses being allowed to run. This year there will be just eight with Muth already scratched because of a fever. That leaves Derby winner Mystik Dan as the favorite.

Assuming there's a longshot winner like racing fans saw at the Derby, it should be too hard to recoup whatever you spent on tickets. Even if you're betting from a glass house.

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