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Meadowlands procedures for fans returning

03:30 AM 02 Jul 2020 NZST
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East Rutherford, NJ - Fans can return to the Meadowlands Racetrack this Thursday, July 2 when onsite simulcasting and sports wagering is permitted to resume in New Jersey. The grandstand will open to 25% capacity. The Backyard and Apron areas will also be open with teller machines available for wagering.

To adhere to all COVID-19 protocols the Meadowlands has instituted the following measures:

  • All guest seating has been 6 ft social distanced
  • Hand sanitizer has been placed throughout the grandstand
  • All high touch surfaces will be frequently wiped down throughout the day including all self-service machines, door handles and counter-tops
  • No food or beverage is permitted inside the grandstand. Guests are able to order from a waitress and eat and drink outside on the apron tables.
  • Smoking is only permitted on the outdoor apron

All guests will be required to enter via the simulcast entrance on the west side of the grandstand. All are required to wear a face covering, have their temperature checked and complete a brief health questionnaire. No one with a temperature exceeding 100.4 will be allowed to enter. There will be no valet parking available for live racing this weekend.

Outdoor dining will also resume on Friday and Saturday nights for live racing (7:15 pm post).

The West Deck will be open for dining with a $29.95 pre fixe menu featuring a variety of cold salads, grilled chicken, burgers and hot dogs, NY Strip steak and baked cod. A selection of pre-packaged desserts will also be available. The full menu can be viewed at

Reservations are required and dining must be prepaid. Reservations can be made by calling Marianne Rotella at 201-842-5059 or emailing

The Backyard BBQ & Grill along with the Rooftop Terrace will also be open weather permitting. Grilled items including burgers, sausage and hot dogs will be available at both areas and the Backyard BBQ will also have brisket, ribs along with mac and cheese.

All racing and dining information can be found at and the health questionnaire can be downloaded and filled out prior to arrival at

From the Meadowlands Media Department

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