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Pace Night dining at the Meadowlands

03:00 AM 16 Jul 2020 NZST
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East Rutherford, NJ - Outdoor dining continues this weekend at the Meadowlands. Friday night has a 7:15pm post time while Saturday has a special post of 6:30pm to accommodate the stakes filled Meadowlands Pace card. The Clubhouse entrance will be open both nights for those dining on the West Deck or in the Backyard or betting in the FanDuel Sportsbook.

Guests are encouraged to make dining reservations for guaranteed seating, especially for Saturday, July 18th - Meadowlands Pace night. All guests must wear a face covering both indoors and outside, have their temperature checked and complete a brief health questionnaire. No one with a temperature exceeding 100.4 will be allowed to enter. All are also encouraged to download and fill out the required the health questionnaire (available here) to speed up the check-in process. There is no valet parking available for live racing this weekend.

The Backyard BBQ & Grill with waitress service is open for Pace weekend and features two specials. From 4-6pm guests can enjoy a pulled pork sandwich served with Cajun fries, coleslaw and pickle for $8. For $21.95 diners can enjoy a 6 oz lobster tail with Cajun fries, coleslaw and fresh watermelon. Grilled items including burgers, sausage and hot dogs will also be available along with brisket, ribs and mac & cheese.

Reservations for Backyard dining can be made by emailing Jennifer Jordan at

On Friday, the West Deck has a $29.95 pre fixe menu featuring a variety of cold salads, grilled flank steak and salmon, homemade manicotti and grilled to order chicken, burgers and hot dogs. A selection of pre-packaged desserts will also be available. The full menu can be viewed here.

Reservations are required and dining must be prepaid. Reservations can be made by calling Marianne Rotella at 201-842-5059 or emailing The West Deck is sold out for Saturday for general reservations.

The grandstand is open for live racing and simulcasting. The Apron area is also open (at 500 social gathering limit) with teller machines available for wagering.

Once capacity is reached guests will be asked to wait in their cars until space becomes available.

To adhere to all COVID-19 protocols the Meadowlands has implemented 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 racing and dining information can be found at

From the Meadowlands Media Department

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