Churchill Downs Exterior Improvements | Calhoun Construction

Churchill Downs Exterior Improvements

Louisville, Kentucky

Churchill Downs upgrades will improve traffic and parking flow for visitors. The project added a pedestrian plaza and enlarged paddock entrance gate for bus riders and pedestrians.

Calhoun Construction served as the Construction Manager. This project covered more than 2,000,000 sqft or 46 acres providing the construction of 3 new buildings, including a ticket office, a fire command center/security booth, and a new addition to the existing media building. A new media compound was constructed to feature multiple truck hookup that will be used to broadcast live racing events. Some other construction features on this job site included a 66” super interceptor and a large underground retention basin. Work was done in phases from November 2017 until the Kentucky Derby, and then from Kentucky Derby until the Breeders Cup in 2018.



  • Construction Manager
  • 46 Acres



"Calhoun has been a great partner to Churchill Downs. From preconstruction through final project delivery, the entire team is engaged in making sure that our projects are completed on time and within budget. Calhoun does a great job of working around our busy events schedule and ensuring that our business is not interrupted any more than necessary as a result of the ongoing renovations. I would highly recommend that you consider Calhoun for your upcoming projects.";

Ryan Jordan, General Manager