The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that for the first time since 2019 fans of the IndyCar Series will be able to attend ‘The Greatest Spectacle In Racing’ the Indianapolis 500 which takes place on Sunday, May 30. Health officials along with Indiana-state governs announced recently that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest sports venue in the world will allow up to 40 percent capacity at the race.
The 40 percent capacity means that approximately 135,000 race fans will be able to attend the race. In a series of tweets relating to the announcement, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said:
Fans who are planning to attend the Indianapolis 500 will have to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have already confirmed that they are continuing their vaccination campaign which began on April 1 and runs until April 30 before resuming in the first week of May.
Fans who have tickets for the race next month who are unable to attend the race this year have been given the opportunity to hold their tickets for next year when it is hoped that the Indianapolis 500 can go ahead with a full crowd in the grandstands. To find out more information about IndyCar click here
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway normally hosts a sell-out crowd of 450,000 fans on race day, making the event the largest single-day sporting event on the planet.
As it stands, if the Indianapolis 500 goes ahead with the anticipated 135,000 fans attending the race it will be the biggest sporting event to take place with fans in attendance since the COVID 19 global pandemic began in March 2020. For further information visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website by clicking here.