Indianapolis 500

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Overview

Indianapolis 500, ‘Indy 500’ is an automobile race held annually since 1911 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) alias ‘The Brickyard’ in Indianapolis, in the American State of Indiana. The Borg-Warner Trophy has been awarded to the winner of Indianapolis 500 mile race since 1936. It is deemed to be one of the most coveted trophies in the history of automobile racing because every winner’s face, name along with the winning year is engraved on the trophy. Drinking of milk is another remarkable tradition which was started by three time Indy 500 winner, Louis Meyer. The 100th running of Indianapolis 500 is celebrated five years after Centennial Era (2009-2011). Being the 100th running year, it’s sure to be the best and biggest Indy 500 ever!

Previous winners

Winner of Indianapolis 500 in 2019:

  • Driver: Simon Pagenaud (France)
  • Constructor: Team Penske

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Venue

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA

Guide

Ticket info


Phone

  • Tickets can be purchased over the phone on1-800-822-4639.

Tips

  • Every person, regardless of age must have a seat ticket for admittance to Reserved Seating Areas on Race Day.
  • For children below 12 years, General Admission is free.
  • Tickets for individuals with disabilities are available for wheelchair-accessible and companion seating in multiple locations around the racetrack for purchase via ticket office. Contact the ticket office at (800) 822-INDY or (317) 492-6700 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (ET) Monday to Friday for further details and ordering information.  
  • Grandstand description:

Grandstand

Description

A Penthouse

A Grandstand is at the end of the start-finish straight, offering a fantastic view as the riders’ blast down one of the fastest sections of the entire Moto GP calendar. You will be above the braking zone, as they rapidly decelerate for the left-hander at Turn 1. The Penthouse is on the elevated second level offering improved visibility.

B Penthouse

B Grandstand is at the end of the start-finish straight, overlooking Turn 1. You will be above the braking zone, as they rapidly decelerate for the left-hander at Turn 1, and sweep towards Turn 2. The Penthouse is on the elevated second level offering improved visibility.

E Penthouse

E Grandstand is at the end of the start-finish straight, overlooking the first sector, from the heavy braking of Turn 1, via a slower section, and back to the Oval at Turn 4. You may also have a view down the barrel of the high-speed home straight. The Penthouse is on the elevated second level offering improved visibility.

Northwest Vista Deck

Seats here have a view across to turn 10, before the riders weave their way through no less than 7 corners before blasting off down the home straight.

Paddock Penthouse

The Paddock Grandstand overlooks the start-finish line, and the pit-lane, offering a great view of pre-race preparations on the grid, as well as the frantic action of pit stops. These seats overlook one of the fastest stretches of track in all of Moto GP, with riders pushing an incredible 200 mph right in front of you. The Penthouse is on the elevated second level offering improved visibility.

South Vista Deck

Seats here overlook the tricky combination at Turns 3 and 4, as the riders return to the Oval, they will hit the gas hard as they speed past you, before attacking the high-speed Turn 5. A great spot to see the bikes performing on the edge. The Deck is on the elevated second level offering improved visibility.

Southwest Vista Deck

Seats here offer a fantastic view of the action, from the heavy braking of Turn 1, through the next four tricky corners, to the high-octane return to the oval before the blast round Turn 5. Quite simply a fantastic spot to enjoy the race, higher seats may be able to spot the action in the pit lane.

J Stand

Seats here overlook the final sinuous sector of the circuit; you may have a view across to Turn 10, before the riders weave their way through no less than 7 corners before blasting off down the home straight.

South Vista Turn

Seats here overlook the tricky combination at Turns 3 and 4, as the riders return to the Oval, they will hit the gas hard as they speed past you, before attacking the high-speed Turn 5.A great spot to see the bikes performing on the edge. The Deck is on the elevated second level offering improved visibility.

E Box

E Grandstand is at the end of the start-finish straight, overlooking the first sector, from the heavy braking of Turn 1, via a slower section, and back to the Oval at Turn 4. You may also have a view down the barrel of the high-speed home straight.

H Stand

Seats here overlook the final sinuous sector of the circuit; you may have a view across to Turn 10, before the riders weave their way through no less than 7 corners before blasting off down the home straight.

Southwest Vista

Seats here offer a fantastic view of the action, from the heavy braking of Turn 1, through the next four tricky corners, to the high-octane return to the oval before the blast round Turn 5.Quite simply a fantastic spot to enjoy the race, higher seats may also be able to spot the action in the pit lane.

B Box

B Grandstand is at the end of the start-finish straight, overlooking Turn 1.  You will be above the braking zone, as they rapidly decelerate for the left-hander at Turn 1, and sweep towards Turn 2.

Inside the venue


Food & Beverages:

  • Food and beverage stalls are present in and around the track area.
  • Grilling is allowed on portable grills. No dumping of charcoal or ashes is allowed.
  • It is recommended to carry your own food as the stalls inside the venue are quite expensive.

 

Inside the Venue:

Item

Allowed (Yes / No)

Comments

Alcohol

Yes

Allowed in cans or plastic bottles. Glass bottles are not allowed.

Animals (Service Animals)

Yes

 

Bags

Yes

 

Beverages

Yes

 

Binoculars/Camcorders

Yes

 

Cameras (Still Photography)

Yes

 

Chairs

Yes

Lawn chairs and folding camping chairs are allowed.

Cigarettes

Yes

 

Containers

(bottles, ice boxes, Aerosol)

Yes

Coolers must be smaller than 18”x14”x14” in size. Glass Containers are not allowed

Food/Baby Food

Yes

 

Fireworks

No

 

Strollers

Yes

 

Tripods

Yes

User should not obstruct other’s view.

Umbrellas

Yes

User should not obstruct other’s view.


Specifications:

  • Any Weapons, including firearms and ammunition, of any kind, roller blades, skateboards, skates, scooters, golf carts, scaffolds, platforms, illegal drugs and all other items not mentioned that may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of event by other guests, are not permitted at the venue.
  • Portable Shelters no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet are allowed in designated tailgating areas. Shelters must be secured to the vehicle and should not hinder vehicle or pedestrian travel areas.
  • Ear plugs are available at the track for USD 2.00.

Other Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Assistance
  • First Aid
  • Shops

 

Activities:

  • You can get access to the garage area (Gasoline Alley) and meet the drivers by purchasing a Bronze Badge. Mechanics tune and repair race cars just inches away from fans.
    • Children from ages 9-17 years can be provided access to Gasoline Alley by availing Junior Garage Credential.  They have to be accompanied by credentialed parent and/or legal guardian.
    • This access is not valid on Race Days but during non Race days in May 2016.
    • These badges are limited and can be availed from January 2016 onwards. For more information, call IMS Credential Office at (317) 492-6500.
    • Snake Pit is a festival of live music, dance and more fun! It takes place in a special area inside Turn 3 in IMS infield. 
      • Admission is granted with race day General admission ticket and a Snake Pit wristband.
      • Tickets are currently not available. It can be purchased from here once available.
    • Here are few points to remember while you prepare tailgate for the event.

How to reach


General info

Own Vehicle:

  • If you are driving down to the venue then you can choose your parking options here.
  • Parking options with their rates will be available soon.
  • Refer to parking and camping map for more info.

Venue details


  • Circuit Map
  • Capacity
    • Approximately 257,000 people.
    • Infield seating capacity is more than 400,000 people.
  • Length: 2.5 miles
  • Laps: 200

Schedule Timing


Schedule for the next edition of Indianapolis 500 has not been released yet.

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