There were no fans allowed at the Indianapolis 500 in August, but that won’t be the case for the Harvest GP weekend in October.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Friday that up to 10,000 fans can be in the grandstands for each day of racing October 1-4, per approval from the Marion County Health Department.
There will be two spectator zones with up to 5,000 fans in each. The zones will be located in Turns 1 and 4 of the oval, offering excellent sightlines of the road course.
Strict health and safety guidelines will be in place, including the following:
– Face coverings must be worn throughout the property at all times;
– All fans will receive temperature screenings before gate entry;
– Grandstand seats will be marked for distancing;
– Attendees must use pre-assigned gates and remain in their designated zones.
– Fans will receive a face mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer upon entering the track.
“We can’t wait to see fans come through our gates for the first time in 2020,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “They’ll be greeted by a vastly improved facility, featuring significant upgrades to the spectator experience.”
The weekend includes an NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader, with races Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3.
Also racing that weekend will be the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli and GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS.
Tickets are available now at IMS.com and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.