Fans Attending Cook Out Southern 500 At Darlington Will Have Staggered Entry And Adhere To COVID-19 Safety Protocolsby Hunter Thomas September 1, 2020 0 comments
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Fans attending the 71st running of the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will enter gates at various times and adhere to safety protocols while on property due to COVID-19.
If you are one of the roughly 8,000 fans who secured a ticket to this Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway, then you will need to know what time you can enter the gates. Below are designated times for each grandstand. Darlington Raceway recommends that you arrive 30 minutes early for your designated entry time.
Tyler Grandstand and Suite guests can enter the gates at 3 p.m. ET.
Pearson Grandstand guests can enter the gates at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Brasington, Colvin and Wallace Grandstand guests can enter the gates at 4 p.m.
Any guest who misses their entry time may enter at 4:30 p.m. ET.
While on property at Darlington Raceway this weekend, fans must adhere to the CDC recommended safety precautions to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. There will be certain gates for entrance and certain gates for exiting. Fans will be asked to stand at least six feet apart. Facemasks are mandatory for anyone 3-years-old or older while on the track’s property as well. Facemasks will be provided if needed.
When fans arrive at their gate, they will be asked a few COVID-19 related health questions, and their temperature will be taken. For more information about the pre-screening process, please call 866-459-7223.
Fans who enter the gates will be unable to return to their seats if they exit the property. Departing the grandstand area for inclement weather is a noted exception to this procedure.
No coolers, ice or ice packs will be allowed inside; however, fans can bring clear bags up to 19 inches in size. Pre-sealed, packaged food and drinks (no glass) can be brought in through the clear bags.
Once inside the grandstands, fans will find an array of handwashing and hand sanitizing stations. Social distancing is required while walking along the concourse to concessions and restrooms.
As for the fans camping while on property at Darlington Raceway, they will also have a unique set of rules to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19.
Campers will be asked a series of CVID-19 related questions, and their temperature will be taken. Unlike fans in the grandstands, campers are allowed to leave the track property and return to their camping spot; however, they will have to be screened once again. For more information about the pre-screening process, please call 866-459-7223.
There is not supposed to be more than six individuals at each camp site, and those individuals are being asked to stay at least six feet away from nearby camper guests. Masks are not required if interacting with your own group, but if other campers visit your spot, then a facemask will be needed.
For more information on Darlington Raceway’s COVID-19 safety protocols or what is permitted or prohibited in the grandstands and campgrounds, please visit: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR THE SOUTHERN 500
The Cook Out Southern 500 will broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and the Motor Racing Network (MRN) at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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