Arnold Palmer Invitational to have limited fans

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 21, 2021) – With health and safety the top priority, the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard will welcome a limited number of ticketed spectators for Central Florida’s signature sporting event, March 4-7, 2021 at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. 

In coordination with local health officials and the PGA TOUR, attendance will be limited to 25 percent of capacity and multi-day tickets will not be available. Rather, day-specific tickets will be offered for general admission, priced at $65 for Thursday; $75 for Friday; $80 for Saturday and Sunday. Mastercard cardholders will receive exclusive pricing, a $5 discount, on general admission tickets.  These are the only days on which fans will be permitted on site—no fans will be allowed for practice rounds or Pro-Ams earlier in the week—and fans will be required to present a valid ticket to enter tournament grounds via a contactless admissions process. 

“Although the 2021 event will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing a world-class experience in a safe environment for all involved,” said Joie Chitwood, Vice President of Corporate Development for the Arnold Palmer Group and Tournament Director for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Fans who are Mastercard cardholders and who purchased tickets to the 2020 event via will have priority access to purchase tickets for 2021*, and will receive an email invitation before tickets are on sale to the general public. Please note that an invitation does not guarantee tickets, which will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The phased access to ticket purchasing is as follows:

Jan. 25-31Exclusive pre-sale window for Mastercard cardholders who purchased tickets to the 2020 tournament with a Mastercard
Feb. 1-7  Early access for 2020 ticket buyers
Feb. 8 – Mar 7Access for the general public, if available

There will be no shuttle service for the tournament.  On-site parking passes can be purchased for $50 each day.  There will also be a rideshare drop-off on site. All tickets and parking must be purchased in advance. There will be no walk-up sales. 

All spectators may be subject to a thermal screening and health questionnaire and will be required to wear a mask at all times, except while actively eating or drinking. The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard will follow the PGA TOUR fan safety guide to promote a safe environment and quality experience on the golf course.  

Limited hospitality for corporate partners will be featured on holes 8, 14, 16, 17 and 18.  All skyboxes will be open-air with plenty of room for guests to keep a safe distance from one another.

Popular weekly ticket packages and special events like the Mastercard Palmer Patio, Wine & Dine on 9 and Birdies & BBQ will return in 2022.

About the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, March 4-7, 2021, is Central Florida’s signature sporting event and a highlight of the PGA TOUR, attracting the greatest names in golf. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation, whose mission is to create a brighter future for our youth through children’s health, character development and nature-focused wellness.

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