Georgia Tech Pregame Party at Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum – Sept. 21st, 2024

Trip Highlights

  • Ticket to Saturday’s Official Georgia Tech Alumni Association Pregame Party at Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum on race day!

  • Celebrate the Yellow Jackets on race day with food, cash bar, and Hatitude! (Make your own GT themed derby race hats to wear to the stadium) See below for details based on game time!

  • Free Parking at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs. If you wish, walk to the stadium (20 mins, .9 mile) and avoid stadium parking.

Description

Ready to pregame in style before the Yellow Jackets take on the Cardinals? As if race day at Churchill Downs isn’t exciting enough, imagine celebrating with other Georgia Tech fans at an exclusive party at the Kentucky Derby Museum including food, exhibits, and racing! You’ll explore the exhibits of the museum while sipping Mint Julep’s and making your very own Yellow Jacket themed derby hat to wear to the game! Depending on game time, you will also get to enjoy the race day experience! How many chances in life will you get to watch the races and have your photo taken with the Ramblin Wreck at Churchill Downs?

$65 per person for Ages 5 & Up.
Under 4 is free, see below for details.

Noon Game Time Scenario
Noon Game Time Scenario

9AM Pregame Party - Kickoff your day at the Kentucky Derby Museum and enjoy a walking tour to view the morning workouts on the Frontside of Churchill Downs, followed by viewing the movie “The Greatest Race!” Tailgate derby style enjoying mint juleps, derby pie bites, and other breakfast appetizers. Don’t miss Georgia Tech themed “Hatitude” where you’ll be making your own Tech themed derby hats to wear to the game!

Depart for the Stadium at 11AM. Enjoy free parking all day if you wish to simply walk to the stadium.

3:30pm Game Time Scenario
3:30pm Game Time Scenario

11:30 AM Pregame Party - Enjoy tailgating derby style with Georgia Tech themed “Hatitude” and a cash bar before diving into a delicious Lunch Buffet at the Kentucky Derby Museum! Then we’ll be entering Churchill Downs during Live Racing! Your ticket to the pregame party includes general admission to Churchill Downs for racing.

Depart for the Stadium at 2:30PM. Enjoy free parking all day if you wish to simply walk to the stadium.

8:00pm Game Time Scenario
8:00pm Game Time Scenario

3PM Pregame Party starts with Georgia Tech themed “Hatitude” and mint juleps served at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Then enjoy the afternoon at Churchill Downs during Live Racing with a meetup spot at the brand new Sports Book where you can watch other college football games and enjoy food and drinks. Your pregame party ticket includes general admission to the races and a $25 pre-paid downs dollars betting voucher that can be cashed in for food/drinks or used to bet.

Depart for the Stadium at 7:00PM. Enjoy free parking all night if you wish to simply walk to the stadium.

Tour info

Duration
2 to 4 hours
Group Size
Up to 200
Price starts at
$65

Why take this tour?

Churchill Downs Video

Reserve your spot now for the ultimate Georgia Tech pregame party. We look forward to celebrating with you and your family!

This is the official pregame party of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. All friends, family, and fans are welcome.

Deadline to Register is August 31, 2024. Due to the exclusive nature of this venue, registration at the door on the day of the event will not be available and space is limited. Please register ASAP!

Questions? Contact Fred Carlson CE ‘01, MBA ‘04 at 678-358-5567 or fred.carlson@servacations.com

Looking for a full weekend travel package that includes a welcome reception at Louisville Slugger Field, sightseeing, discounted hotel block, deluxe transportation throughout, reserved football tickets in the Tech section, and much more? Check out our Derby City Delights Itinerary!

Frequently asked questions

Questions? Contact Fred Carlson CE ‘01, MBA ‘04 at 678-358-5567 or fred.carlson@servacations.com
Children under 18 are welcome to participate in the festivities at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs. However, if the game is at night, children will have general admission tickets to the races, but will not be able to enter the Sports Book. Children ages 5-17 are regular price for all three scenarios, and under 5 is free.

Things to know

Refund/Transfer Policy

Tickets can be refunded with written notice prior to August 31st. All event ticket sales are final and non-refundable after August 31st, however if you decide you are not able to attend, you may contact us and transfer the package to a friend anytime before September 16th.

Tickets can be refunded with written notice prior to August 31st. All event ticket sales are final and non-refundable after August 31st, however if you decide you are not able to attend, you may contact us and transfer the package to a friend anytime before September 16th.

Parking

Free parking with security is available at the Kentucky Derby Museum all night if you wish to walk from there to the stadium. The stadium is a .9 mile walk.

Free parking with security is available at the Kentucky Derby Museum all night if you wish to walk from there to the stadium. The stadium is a .9 mile walk.

Children under 18

Children under 18 are welcome to participate in the festivities at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs. However, if the game is at night, children will not be able to enter the Sports Book. Children ages 5-17 are regular price for all three scenarios, and under 5 is free.

Children under 18 are welcome to participate in the festivities at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs. However, if the game is at night, children will not be able to enter the Sports Book. Children ages 5-17 are regular price for all three scenarios, and under 5 is free.

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