Doncaster Racecourse website crashes as tickets for this year's St Leger go on sale

Tickets for this year’s St Leger have gone on sale – with high demand crashing Doncaster Racecourse’s website.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 1:28 pm

Bosses at Town Moor announced earlier this week that tickets for the annual racing spectacular – which takes place in September – would go on sale this morning.

A spokesman said: “Due to a high volume of traffic our website is currently running very slow. We are looking into resolving this as soon as we can and hope to have it back up and running very soon.”

The racecourse is selling tickets for all fixtures taking place between June 21 and September 30, including the St Leger meeting which will take place from September 8-11.

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Crowds are set to return to this year's St Leger.
Crowds are set to return to this year's St Leger.

Last month, bosses said they were ‘delighted’ to anticipate the return of racegoers following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a routemap out of the coronavirus lockdown.

Outdoor sports venues will be allowed to re-open from May 17 – as long as a series of tests are met.

There have been not spectators since September, when Doncaster was used to run a pilot scheme for bringing back crowds.

Spectators were due to be admitted on all four days but it was scrapped after the first day because of concerns over rising infection rates in the borough.

Under the Government’s plans, outdoor venues are allowed an attendance of 4,000 people or half-full, whichever is the lower.

It is not clear at this stage how it will impact on outdoor concerts due to be held at Town Moor in 2021.

Shed Seven are due to perform on May 15, Kaiser Chiefs on June 26 and Jess Glynne on August 14.

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