INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome fans to the 104th Indianapolis 500 in August but will limit attendance to 50% of venue capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The permanent seating capacity at the track is 235,000.
“We’re committed to running the Indy 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23 and will welcome fans to the world’s greatest racing venue,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “We will be limiting attendance to approximately 50 percent of venue capacity, and we are also finalizing a number of additional carefully considered health and safety measures. We’ll unveil the specific details of our comprehensive plan in the coming weeks.”
IMS is communicating with ticketholders to learn of their intent to use their race tickets. Credits will be available to ticketholders who choose to adjust their order, according to IMS.
Individuals in high-risk groups are encouraged to stay home and return to the track in 2021.
IMS is also working on a plan of health measures that will be shared with fans in the near future.
The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is set for Sunday, Aug. 23.