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  • Del Mar Looks For Another Record Opening Day Attendance To Start 75th Season

    Del Mar Racetrack will open the gates for the venue's 75th anniversary season today, and Opening Day attendance has increased at the track for the last seven seasons. Last year saw an all-time record of 46,588 patrons on Opening Day, the third straight year an opening-day record had been set. For the 37 days of racing last summer, the track averaged 17,844 fans, down slightly from 17,906 in '10, but still marking the second-best figure since the late '80s. The charts below list a trend for opening day attendance at Del Mar, as well a trend for attendance over the complete summer meet (THE DAILY).

    DEL MAR OPENING-DAY ATTENDANCE TREND
    YEAR
    ATTENDANCE
    '11
    46,588
    '10
    45,309
    '09
    44,907
    '08
    43,459
    '07
    42,842
    '06
    42,005
    '05
    40,046
    '04
    39,346
       
    DEL MAR ATTENDANCE TREND OVER LAST 25 YEARS
    YEAR
    DAYS
    TOTAL ATTENDANCE
    AVG.
    '11
    37
    660,245
    17,844
    '10
    37
    662,521
    17,906
    '09
    37
    635,679
    17,181
    '08
    43
    688,097
    16,002
    '07
    43
    718,923
    16,719
    '06
    43
    716,293
    16,658
    '05
    43
    731,287
    17,007
    '04
    43
    733,237
    17,052
    '03
    43
    725,922
    16,882
    '02
    43
    667,280
    15,518
    '01
    43
    664,594
    15,456
    '00
    43
    612,818
    14,252
    '99
    42
    628,856
    14,973
    '98
    43
    625,051
    14,536
    '97
    43
    633,494
    14,732
    '96
    43
    636,993
    14,814
    '95
    43
    653,028
    15,187
    '94
    43
    688,368
    16,009
    '93
    43
    632,435
    14,708
    '92
    43
    644,933
    14,998
    '91
    43
    695,188
    16,167
    '90
    43
    709,760
    16,506
    '89
    43
    701,321
    16,310
    '88
    43
    682,512
    15,872
    '87
    43
    846,495
    19,686

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