For the best seating, it is recommended that you get to the track early, especially on Giveaway Days! Admission gates open at 11 a.m. On Festival Day, Saturday, March 11, 2017, gates open at 10 a.m. If you wish to get to the track earlier, consider the Morning Glory Club on Saturdays at Tampa Bay Downs. This is a unique opportunity to watch the horses’ morning workouts, while enjoying delicious free coffee and donuts from 10-11 a.m. The Morning Glory Club begins Dec. 31, 2016 and ends March 11, 2017.