Unlike this year’s Indianapolis 500, fans will be allowed to attend the upcoming IndyCar double-header taking place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
A total of 10,000 fans will be allowed into the facility, and they will be split up into two different viewing areas.
The spectator areas will be located near turns 1 and 4 of the oval, giving fans good views of the front stretch for dual races on the road course layout.
Fans will be subject to strict guidelines while inside the track to abide by local restrictions. They will need to wear a mask at all times, and will need to stay in their assigned seats which will be marked for proper social distancing.
“We can’t wait to see fans come through our gates for the first time in 2020,” said IMS President Doug Boles. “They’ll be greeted by a vastly improved facility, featuring significant upgrades to the spectator experience.
“We’re also extremely grateful to have a presenting sponsor with the expertise and resources of GMR as we look to implement our detailed and comprehensive health and safety plan.”
The facility has undergone major renovations in the past year, with new owner Roger Penske personally watching over and directing the improvements.
Everything from newly upgraded restrooms to a number of new video boards will greet fans when they are the first to attend a major event at the facility since the pandemic began.
IndyCar attempted to put together a suitable plan to allow fans inside for the Indy 500 that was run back in August, but ongoing local restrictions meant that only teams, officials, and TV crews were allowed inside.
The Harvest GP double-header comprises two of the remaining three races of the 2020 season, and will take place October 2-3.