Parking & Tailgating

Tailgating at IMS
Turn 3
  • Front-row parking spaces are sold out.
  • General parking spaces are sold out.
  • Limited free parking (First-Come, First-Serve) Excluding Race Day.
  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • No public motor home or RV parking.
  • Access to viewing mounts to watch the race.
  • Enter through Gate 2 (Race Day)

Tailgating is permitted in the daily parking areas of the following lots:

  • Lot 7 (North 40)
  • Inside Turn 3
  • Lot 1B
  • Lot 1C
  • Lot 2
  • Lot 3 Grass

Grilling is allowed on small portable grills. No dumping of charcoal or ashes is allowed.

Portable shelters (i.e. EZ Up shelters) no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet are allowed in designated tailgating areas. They must be set up behind the vehicle, not taking another parking spot or hindering vehicle or pedestrian travel areas. Shelters must be secured to the vehicle.

All shelters must be put away by the race starting time on Race Day in Lots 1B, 1C, 2 & 3 Grass.

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Important Race Day Parking Information

Guests may not access Georgetown Road from 16th Street or Crawfordsville Road because it does not connect to the roundabout.

Credentialed guests can access Georgetown Road from 25th Street to reach Gate 7, which will only be open to vehicles with a corresponding parking pass or those displaying a disabled placard until 2:30 p.m. on Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis race day and 7 a.m. on Indianapolis 500 Race Day.

16th Street Race Day Closure

16th Street will be closed during the running of this year’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis between Olin Avenue on the east to the 16th Street roundabout on the west from approximately one hour prior to the start of the race, until the end of the race. It will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. for the Indianapolis 500 until the end of the race. In addition, during these times 16th Street will not be accessible from Polco Street, as it will be blocked at 10th Street.

Guests are able to ask questions or voice concerns by texting IMSFAN, (space) location and specific concern to 69050. Once the message is received, Indianapolis Motor Speedway personnel will respond to the text and dispatch the appropriate staff, if necessary. If more information is needed, personnel will respond with additional questions. Standard text message rates apply.

Parking Zones
Red Zone
LOT 1B
  • Located on Georgetown Road, south of 30th street.
  • Daily parking only, no overnight parking or camping is permitted.
LOT 7 (NORTH 40)
  • Located inside the facility through Gate 10 off of 30th Street
  • Limited Free Daily Parking, no overnight parking or camping is permitted
  • General pre-paid-parking spaces are sold out for Race Day
Green Zone
LOT 2
  • Located on Georgetown Road across from Gate 6
  • RV, Tent Camping, and Daily Parking
  • Shower facilities
LOT 8
  • Located on Georgetown Road, north from Gate 7
  • Daily parking only, no overnight parking or camping is permitted.
Infield Parking
Turn 3 (Infield)
  • Front-row parking spaces are sold out.
  • General parking spaces are sold out.
  • Limited free parking (First-Come, First-Serve) Excluding Race Day.
  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • No public motor home or RV parking.
Turn 4 (Infield)
  • General parking spaces are sold out.
  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • No public motor home or RV parking.
5th & Hulman (Infield)
  • General parking spaces are sold out.
  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • No public motor home or RV parking.
Lake Side
  • Race Day parking spaces are sold out.
  • Month of May parking pass are sold out.
Orange Zone
LOT 3 Grass
  • Located on 16th Street
  • RV, Tent Camping, and Daily Parking
  • Family oriented atmosphere
Main Gate
  • Located on 16th Street, both east and west of Polco Street
  • Daily parking, no overnight parking or camping is permitted