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Monmouth Park scrambles to follow capacity limits for opener

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 15:20:12-04

MONMOUTH, N.J. — New Jersey's premier thoroughbred racetrack is scrambling to follow capacity limits set by the state as it prepares for its opening night of racing.

Monmouth Park is scheduled to present a six-race card Friday evening. In a statement released Friday afternoon, the track said no more than 500 people would be allowed in certain areas but added that information on a final capacity number would be released later in the day.

The track's sports book will open but be restricted to 25% of normal capacity. All visitors will be required to wear a mask and will be given a brief health questionnaire.

Meanwhile, New Jersey Transit officials say regular weekday train service will resume on Monday along with the collection of cash fares.