Churchill Downs announces
$16M in upgrades
2:51 p.m. EDT October 18, 2016
Churchill Downs announced on Tuesday $16 million in planned upgrades for the
clubhouse's second floor.
The project will provide more food and drink options, restrooms, betting
windows, televisions and more, according to a Churchill Downs news release.
Improvements will also include a new Twin Spires Elite Gold Room for VIP
bettors, as well as an enlarged Champions Bar with adjoining balconies featuring
table seating and views of the paddock.
Additionally, the Aristides Lounge, formerly an unfinished space that was
occasionally utilized for select events, will become a permanent fixture,
outfitted with table seating and an enlarged wall of 90-inch flat-screen TVs.
The space also will feature The Loft at Aristides Lounge that will provide
guests with a more intimate dining and simulcast experience in a sectionalized
room with half-walls.
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