1) Pre-Purchase Tickets

In the near future, Turf Club and Box Seat tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

For now, we ask you to please e-mail or call (510) 559-7300 for purchasing tickets/ticketing information. Fans can purchase general admission tickets at the track or through one of the aforementioned mediums. Patrons must purchase Box Seats and Turf Clubs seats in advance via e-mail or phone.

We appreciate and thank you for your patience as we work to implement our Ticketmaster ticketing system.

3) Download 1/ST BET

We still offer contactless wagering. We encourage you to place your best using your phone or tablet. Download 1/ST BET, the official App of Golden Gate Fields.

5) Use the GILMAN STREET Exit only

The only way to access Golden Gate Fields is off the Gilman Street exit. Please make sure you take the Gilman exit – even if Google sends you another way. There is currently NO access to GGF off the Buchanan Street exit.

5) Check out our Race Calendar

To view all of the upcoming events and our racing schedule at Golden Gate Fields, check our full calendar:


1) Don’t Attend if you feel unwell

For your safety and the safety of others, we ask that if you are  feeling ill or have cold/cough symptoms to stay home.  You can still catch all the action of live horse racing at Golden Gate Fields from the comfort of your bed or couch using your phone or tablet with 1/ST BET, the official app of Golden Gate Fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets go on sale approx. 2 weeks prior to a live racing event. 

Q: Where / How do I purchase tickets?
A: Ticket information and links to purchase event tickets online are available at the following Ticketmaster link:

Q: I don’t see tickets available for a race date? When will future dates be available?
A: We are working on adding more ticket dates. If you don’t see tickets listed for a future date during this current meet, please check back weekly as we open up more sales.

We do recommend that you purchase the tickets on a desktop computer as some features might not work on mobile.

Q: How much are advance tickets for a day at the races?
A: BOX SEATS are $15 per adult and includes self-parking, reserved seating and a daily race program. Box seats are a first come-first serve basis. 

Kids under 17 are FREE with a paid adults ticket & box seat reservation only. All Kids and adults must be registered at the time of purchase.

TURF CLUB SEATS: $20 per adult.

Q: Are kids/families welcome to the races?
A: Yes. We encourage grand/parents to bring their children with them. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL OR GLASS CONTAINERS. Select “Child Ticket” to purchase a ticket for a patron 17 or younger.

Q: My Box tickets online don’t say my seat number… Do I have a seat?
A: Box seats are a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have purchased box seats, you will be able to sit in any box that is open. 

Q: Are walk-up tickets available?
A: Yes. Walk-up/General Admission is  available. However, you are not guaranteed a seat. For walk-up guests, Golden Gate offers a limited number of stadium seats in Section H or with inside Clubhouse seating. Seats come on a first-come, first-serve basis. ***PLEASE NOTE: General Admission pricing does not include private box seating.***

$6 CASH General Admission per person.
Day-of self parking is $10 per vehicle.

WEEKDAYS $5 CASH General Admission per person.
Day of Self Parking is $5 per vehicle.

FREE Admission with valid Thoroughbred/ XB Rewards Card
(Sign-up at the front gate)
Self-Parking $5 CASH per vehicle.

Programs are available for $3 each at the entrance.
Daily Racing forms are available for purchase at the Welcome Center in the clubhouse.

NOTE: General Admission does not guarantee a seat and is only available on a first come, first served basis. If you are in a group, with children or require special accommodations, please purchase advance box seat tickets.

Q: What is on the limited clubhouse menu?
A: On-track fans can purchase meals and treats on Level 3 of the Clubhouse Level. Items on the menu include (but are not limited to): Hot Dogs, Nachos, candy and cookies,.

Q: I accidentally purchased the wrong tickets for a race day, can I get a refund?
A: Please carefully select your Live Racing Date before purchasing a ticket. In the event, a race date is cancelled by the track for unforeseen circumstances, we will apply your original ticket to an alternative date to attend. If you made a mistake, please email

Q: What time do gates open and close?
A: Gates will open at 10 AM on live race days unless otherwise indicated. Gates will close approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the last race. *PLEASE NOTE: post times subject to change. Please verify on our website prior to arrival.*

Q: Where do we park? Is there valet?
A: There is no valet service at this time. Self Parking will be in available at the “Top of the Hill” and “Top of the Stretch” lots near the front of the building. For those without pre-purchased tickets, parking is $5 a vehicle on weekdays and $10 a vehicle on weekends.

Q: What should I wear?
A: We encourage “Derby” fashion for a day at the races. (No flip flops, ripped jeans, tank tops, etc.) Wearing something warm may be optimal; with our grandstand in close proximity to the bay, weather can be cool at times, especially in the winter months. 

Q: If it’s raining, will the event be cancelled?
A: We race-rain or shine-unless otherwise noted by track officials. 

Q: Is there a shuttle from BART station?
A: NO. At this time, we are not offering shuttle service. Ride Shares and Cabs are available to bring guests with valid tickets to the front gate.

Q: Is ADA/Handicap seating available?
A: Yes, we have limited ADA seating available available online or walk-up admission. For anyone requiring ADA or other accommodations during your visit, please contact for further information and to make special arrangements prior to arrival if needed.

Q: What are you doing to keep fans safe?
A: To view what we are doing to keep you safe during your visit, please visit

Q: Will there be live tellers or self-service wagering?
A: Yes, limited live tellers and self-service wagering machines will be available to place bets.

Q: What is “Contactless Wagering?”
A: You can wager at the track using your mobile device/smart phone through 1/ST BET, the official app of Golden Gate Fields. This limits contact with live tellers and other guests during your visit. Visit to learn more and get the app.

Q: Is there Food and Beverage to purchase during my visit?
A: Yes, there is limited food & beverage options available.
Those with small children and/or dietary restrictions should plan accordingly. Limited bar service will be open in the Clubhouse (Level 3) and Trackside (Level 1).


Q: Is there Free Wi-Fi?
A: Yes, we offer complimentary Wi-Fi during your visit. Details are provided in the daily race program.

Q: Is there a Daily Race Form to purchase during my visit?
A: Yes, the Daily Race Form will be available to purchase at the front gate upon arrival.

Q: Does Golden Gate Fields serve alcoholic beverages?

A: The Circle Bar in the Clubhouse (Level 3) and the Trackside Bar (Level 1) will be open with (a) live bartender(s). In the state of California, you must be 21 years and older to order, purchase and drink alcohol. 

Q: If I have an old winning tickets or credit voucher, can I redeem it during my visit?
A: Yes, you can redeem valid/non-expired credit vouchers and winning ticket during your visit.

Q: Is the Turf Club Restaurant Open?
A: YES. The Turf Club is open but you have to purchase your tickets in advance. Please call 510-559-7300 to reserve your table/purchase tickets.

Q: What if I am a 2022 Turf Club Member or Season Pass Holder?
A: Any guest who paid for a 2022 Turf Club Member/Season Pass Holder or Premium Box Seat, please contact Chris Watts to discuss your options for 2023 at

Q: Are you honoring Owner Passes for the Turf Club?
A: If you are a licensed owner, please contact the racing office to be added to the Turf Club guest list. Limited seating available. You must do this in advance of arrival.

Q: Is my old Thoroughbred Card still valid for entry?
A: Yes, Thoroughbred Cards/XB Reward Cards and prepaid passes are currently being accepted at the clubhouse entrance.

At this time we are not accepting any of the following: Club House Guest Passes, Turf Club Guest Passes, General Admission Guest Passes, Top of the Stretch Guest Passes, Expired Daily Passes, Owner/Trainer Passes, Donated Gift Vouchers.

Q: Is my $1 token still valid for Dollar Sunday when you reopen?
A: NO. We are not currently offering Dollar Day Sundays. We do have a full calendar of events with more to come. Check back for more live race dates and special events at Golden Gate Fields.

Q: Can I bring a professional camera?
A: We are sorry but no professional cameras are allowed except by approved media. For media inquiries, please contact

Professional Track Photographer, Vassar Photography.

Q: Can I use the Buchanan Street Exit?
A: NO – Please use the GILMAN EXIT only. There is no access to Golden Gate Fields from the Buchanan exit. 

We will continue to update this page as more questions arise. Thank you for your patience.