Infield Party Goes Dark; No GA Tickets Available As Fan Attendance Is Limited To 40% Capacity
There will also be no concerts on Carb Day, which traditionally takes place on Friday before Sunday’s race.
To ensure no partying will break out, which would surely to happen if fans were allowed to set up inside the track, no General Admission infield seats are being sold for the 105th running of the Indy 500, which will take place on Sunday, May 30.
“With no General Admission access to the infield during the Month of May, the Friday, May 28 Carb Day concert, the Saturday, May 29 Legends Day concert and the Sunday, May 30 Snake Pit concert have all been canceled,” the Speedway stated on its website.
This means fans will be seated in the infield. Attendance is limited to 40%, which still means there will be be approximately 135,000 people at the race.
“The city and state have worked with us to identify the appropriate health and safety precautions so that we can successfully host a limited but very enthusiastic crowd,” IMS president Doug Boles said in a release.
“The health and safety of everyone coming to IMS, along with central Indiana and the Hoosier state, have been paramount throughout this process.”
The infield is wild and crazy one. On race day it has DJs, a waterslide and people drinking beer (among other things) in a scene that has nothing to do with watching race cars. In fact, most of the people in it don’t ever see a wheel turn on the track.
It is one of America’s great outdoor parties.