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2005 Belmont Stakes Fact Sheet

Parking, Directions, and Accessibility

By

Belmont Backyard

The back yard behind the grandstand at Belmont.

Cindy Pierson Dulay

GENERAL INFORMATION
Mailing Address:
Belmont Park/NYRA
PO Box 90
Jamaica NY 11417

Physical Address:
Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont NY 11003

HANDICAP INFORMATION
There are twelve (12) reserved disabled parking spaces in the Clubhouse lot. Another three (3) spaces are reserved (via cones) for disabled vans. The West End lot has fifty (50) disabled spaces. There are fifty (50) disabled spaces in the Preferred Lots. Each bus stop in the Yellow, Green and Blue Fields have four (4) disabled spaces at their bus stops. An additional fifty (50) handicap parking spaces will be reserved near Gate No. 3 on Belmont Stakes Day. All parking spaces are available on a first-come first-serve basis after the parking gates open for paying customers. All disabled spaces pay the appropriate parking fees.

Wheel chair locations are available on the Third Floor behind Section E in the Clubhouse and behind Section O in the Grandstand. The wheel chair locations are complimentary and will be available on a first-come first-serve basis after the admission gates open. No portable seating is allowed in the wheel chair areas.

MASS TRANSIT
Because of the expected large crowd on Belmont Stakes Day, fans are encouraged to make use of mass transit on Belmont Stakes Day. For information on Long Island Rail Road go [a href=http://www.mta.info/lirr/index.html]here[/a] or call (718) 217-LIRR. Passengers can board the LIRR at Penn Station, Woodside or Jamaica. Residents of Brooklyn, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens can make connections at Jamaica Station.

DIRECTIONS
Traveling By Car
From Manhattan:
Queens Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

From Brooklyn:
Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D, OR Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

From Queens:
Grand Central Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D OR Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Staten Island:
Verrazano Bridge to Belt Pkwy., East to Cross Island Pkwy., North to Exit 26-D.

From Long Island:
Northern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway, West to Cross Island Parkway, South to exit 26-D OR Southern State Parkway, West to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From New Jersey:
(Northern points of departure): George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway, to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.
(Southern points of departure): Any Interstate bridge to Staten Island Expressway to Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Connecticut and Westchester and other Northern points of departure:
Any route to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

Local Bus Service
N6 (MSBA Line):
Operates along Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Elmont, Hollis and Jamaica. From Jamaica, the bus starts at Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Avenue) and runs along Hillside Avenue to Francis Lewis Blvd. to Hempstead Ave. Stops in front of Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from the F Train at either 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

Q110 (Jamaica Bus Company):
Service provided every 20 minutes to and from Belmont during racing days. Buses are available at Parsons Blvd. and Hillside Avenue and from Parsons Blvd. & Archer Ave., and various locations eastbound on Jamaica Avenue and Hempstead Avenue in Queens. These buses pick up and discharge directly outside the admission booths at the west end of the track. Connections: Transfer from F Train at Parsons & Hillside; Transfer from E Train at Parsons & Archer.

Q2 (NYC Transit Authority):
Originates at the Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Ave.) and runs along Hillside Ave. to 187th Place to Hollis Ave. and ends at Hempstead Ave. and 225th Street adjacent to Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from F Train at 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

By Subway
Take the F train to 169th street or 179th street then take the N6 or the Q2 bus to Belmont. Or take the E train to Jamaica Center (Parsons Blvd) and then take the Q110 bus to Belmont.

By Railroad
Passengers can board the Long Island Rail Road at Penn Station, Woodside or Jamaica. Residents of Brooklyn, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens can make connections at Jamaica. For information on Long Island Rail Road go [a href=http://www.mta.info/lirr/index.html]here[/a] or call (718) 217-LIRR.

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