From Louisville Business First, October 30, 2019

Churchill Downs Racetrack on Wednesday announced details of a $300 million renovation project that promises to “transform the first turn of the 190-acre facility and provide guests … never-before imagined Kentucky Derby experiences,” according to a news release.

The release also touts new VIP guest experiences, including the construction of permanent stadium seating, a hotel and historical racing machine (HRM) facility in the first turn at the racetrack, as well as a renovation project at Millionaires Row.

The project would begin in December with a projected completion at the end of 2021.

We first reported on Churchill Downs’ plans in August.

The 156-room, seven-story hotel will feature trackside suites, all of which will offer private balconies and covered panoramic views of the entire track, as well as non-track facing rooms that will offer access to a second floor party deck to watch racing. A Penthouse banquet room, 27,000-square-foot ballroom and meeting rooms will add event space throughout the year.  Click here to read more from Business First.