- Published: Tuesday, 02 October 2018 15:09
The Maryland Jockey Club will adjust parking protocol to accommodate the first Clubhouse Festival, featuring multiple music acts, at Laurel Park on Oct. 20, Maryland Million Day.
The event, to be held adjacent the clubhouse turn, is a partnership between The Stronach Group and Club Glow, an electronic dance music promotion company headquartered in Washington, D.C. They also partner on the Moonrise Music Festival at Pimlico Race Course. According to a map, the event area of about 9 acres will be bordered by the one-mile chute, Laurel Park Racetrack Road off of Route 198, and the Racing Office. About 3 acres adjacent the one-mile chute will be used for event-related parking. The MJC is currently in the process of clearing the area and plans to put down asphalt. Download map.
The stage will be in front of the clubhouse turn and look out over the parking areas.
The Officials Lot in front of the administrative offices and paddock will be used for parking for horsemen, jockeys and media on Maryland Million Day. The remaining space in the Racetrack Road parking lots will be for VIP and valet parking. Valet for Maryland Million VIPs will again be outside of the Maryland Million Village near the Carriage Room.
Employees will have a designated area in the Howard County Lot, which will also be used for general parking and vendor parking. Horsemen can access the Officials Lot from Route 198 or Whiskey Bottom Road, as can VIPs and those parking valet. The employee lot and general parking must be accessed from Route 1 and Columbia Street.
Concert-goers will be asked to park in the cricket fields off Whiskey Bottom Road and Brock Bridge Road and ride shuttles to the racetrack. The 29-acre space can accommodate more than 3,500 vehicles.
First post time Maryland Million Day will be noon. The MJC said the track will close for training at 9 a.m. that day.