Del Mar Express

The Del Mar Fairgrounds in California recently added a new path to its racetrack infield to ease congestion after large events.

The new Hexadeck path will be 15 feet wide and cross the racetrack.

The addition comes after an Aug. 21 Weezer concert, coupled with races scheduled that day, that caused some bottlenecking in the exit tunnel.

Although the situation sounds like the recent Love Parade tragedy in Germany, it is nothing of the sort.

Fairgrounds deputy GM Becky Bartling told Pollstar that, although patron safety is of utmost importance, the pathway was installed because the racetrack is not enclosed and sometimes patrons sometimes exit by walking on the racetrack, damaging it.