Come For The Party, Stay For The Racing? Stronach Group Reorganizing InfieldFest

by | 05.17.2018 | 6:02pm
A look at the Preakness infield from 2015

The Preakness has long been known for the raucous partying that goes on in its infield, which has led to something of the impression that some horse races are going on around the edges of a music festival.

The Baltimore Sun reports the Stronach Group is hoping to change that this year, as the company reorganized InfieldFest in hopes of converting the ever-elusive Millennial into a fan of horse racing.

A Stronach representative said concessions will be organized around the stage where musical acts Post Malone and 21 Savage will perform, and more viewing areas have been created to allow attendees to see the homestretch.

“I appreciate that they're making that effort,” Ryan Clancy, a 25-year-old local racing fan told the Baltimore Sun. “I don't think it'll make that big of a difference, because you're not going to get a bunch of extremely intoxicated people who've been drinking for eight hours to pay attention.”

Read more at the Baltimore Sun

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