Season pass and season ticket plan holders to benefit from newly expanded Saratoga Season Perks program

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced that Live Nation has joined the ever-growing Saratoga Season Perks program, which features exclusive offers for 2016 Saratoga Race Course season pass and season ticket plan holders.

Saratoga season pass and season ticket plan holders will receive a 10 percent discount on lawn tickets to all Live Nation concerts at Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer, beginning with Slipknot on Sunday, July 24 through the final summer concert of the season on Monday, September 11.

The discount is available exclusively at the SPAC Box Office either in advance or on the day of the show with a Saratoga season pass (or perks card for Saratoga Race Course season ticket plan holders). The SPAC Box Office is located at 108 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs and is open Monday through Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offer valid while supplies last, subject to availability.

The partnership with Live Nation expands the relationship with Saratoga Performing Arts Center for previously announced Saratoga Season Perks member discounts on select classical series performances of the New York City Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra.

“We are pleased to partner with Live Nation to bring yet another exclusive savings to our most loyal racing fans. In addition to experiencing world-class thoroughbred racing, Season Perks members will now also benefit from this special offer to save on lawn seating for popular concerts at the renowned Saratoga Performing Arts Center,” said New York Racing Association Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “The Saratoga Season Perks program makes a Saratoga Race Course season pass more valuable than ever. Not only does a season pass provide admission for all 40 days of the season, including Travers, but it also offers tremendous savings while dining, shopping and enjoying all that Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region have to offer.”

“Live Nation is pleased to form a partnership with the New York Racing Association to benefit the fans who enjoy going to Saratoga Race Course, one of the most beautiful race courses in North America, and who also love seeing some of the best concerts this summer at SPAC,” said Live Nation President of Upstate NY & Connecticut Jim Koplik.

Valid for each day of the upcoming season, the 2016 Grandstand season pass is available for $35 and a Clubhouse season pass for $55. Saratoga season passes are currently available for purchase online at¬†and at more than 200 Stewart’s Shops locations. Season passes will also be available for purchase at the Saratoga Race Course Box Office on Union Avenue beginning Saturday, July 16.

Discounts on lawn tickets for Saratoga Season Perks members apply to the following Live Nation concerts: Slipknot on July 24; Josh Groban on July 25; Luke Bryan on July 31; Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa on August 7; Toby Keith on August 14; Counting Crows and Rob Thomas on August 15; Goo Goo Dolls on August 21; Florida Georgia Line on August 28; Zac Brown Band on September 3; Blink 182 on September 4; and Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick on September 8.

Live Nation will honor the 10 percent discount on the lowest priced tickets available for Kidz Bop Live on August 27 and Bryan Adams on September 11, which are both pavilion-only events.

Saratoga season pass and ticket plan holders currently receive 10 percent discounts to dozens of downtown Saratoga restaurants and shops now through March 31, 2017. Season perks members will also receive 10 percent discounts at most Saratoga Race Course concession stands, NYRA merchandise stores and Shake Shack on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Discount does not apply to lottery, tobacco, restaurant dining, group sales or Dunkin’ Donuts.

For a complete list of participating Saratoga Season Perks partners, visit

Season Perks members will also for the first time be guaranteed a Saratoga premium giveaway item. The pass holder must be in attendance on the day of the giveaway at Saratoga Race Course and redeem the item by 3 p.m. The season’s first giveaway is a Saratoga baseball cap, presented by Saratoga Casino Hotel, on Opening Weekend, Sunday, July 24. Season pass and season ticket plan holders will be required to utilize the line designated for them at each entry gate in order to be guaranteed a giveaway item.

All season pass holders are required to provide a photo in order to activate their season pass. Activation instructions, including information on how to upload a digital photo, are available at Pass holders may also activate their season pass at the Saratoga Race Course Box Office on Union Avenue beginning Saturday, July 16. The New York Racing Association strongly encourages season pass holders to upload their digital photos to expedite processing at the box office which will be closed on Tuesday, July 19 and will not process season passes during Opening Weekend.

Season passes do not include reserved seating and are valid for one admission. Season passes are not transferable and will not admit anyone other than the named and identified holder on the card.

The 2016 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which will feature 69 stakes worth a record $18.725 million, begins on Friday, July 22 and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or visit

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