IMS to admit fans for 104th Indianapolis 500 with reduced attendance
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials confirmed on June 26 their commitment to welcome viewers to the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, August 23, with a capacity limited to 50 percent attendance.
“The greatest show in the races” was postponed from its original date of Sunday, May 24 due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
“We are committed to racing the Indy 500 on Sunday, August 23 and we will welcome fans to the largest race venue in the world,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “We will limit attendance to approximately 50 percent of the site’s capacity, and we are also finalizing a number of carefully considered additional health and safety measures. We will reveal the specific details of our comprehensive plan in the coming weeks. “
IMS is communicating with existing ticket holders to find out their intention to use their race tickets. Credits will be available to ticket holders who choose to adjust their order. People in high-risk groups are encouraged to consider staying home and returning in 2021.
In close consultation with public health officials, the IMS team is also working diligently to finalize a comprehensive plan of health measures that will be released to viewers in the near future.