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No testing will be required for entry to 'Rockin' the Downs' concert series


Fri, May 28th 2021 02:00 pm

Batavia Downs concert series starts June 11

Officials at Batavia Downs announced their entry plan for the 13 outdoor concerts taking place this summer out on the historic racetrack. Similar to what is being done in other outdoor sporting and events spaces in New York, Batavia Downs will not be requiring a negative coronavirus test in order for patrons to attend the concert series. All pairs of seats will be spaced 6 feet from each other in accordance with CDC regulations.

Those who are attending the concert series who are vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask. In accordance with CDC regulations, those that are not vaccinated, including minors attending the concerts, are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors, but can take off their mask once outside.

Those attending the concerts will still be required to enter through metal detectors. Some items, including weapons, laser pointers and outside food and beverage, are not permitted. For a complete list of banned items, visit https://www.bataviadownsgaming.com/events/concerts/.

“We are looking forward to welcoming music fans back to Batavia Downs, “ said Henry Wojtaszek, president and CEO of Batavia Downs. “We are encouraged by the hard work put in, not only by our staff, but by all the citizens of Western New York that have followed protocols and directives to allow us to safely put on these events once again.”

If rules or regulations regarding testing or vaccinations within New York state change, then Batavia Downs will adapt to any such modifications.

Western Region Off-Track Betting Corp. is a public benefit corporation with headquarters in Batavia. WROTB owns and operates 11 branches, as well as Batavia Downs Gaming, a standard bred racetrack and gaming facility. Since its inception, WROTB has generated over $232 million in operating and surcharge revenues to the taxpayers of those participating municipalities.

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