Parking and Tailgating

Tailgating | Daily/Infield Parking | RV Parking | Motorcycle Parking  | Accessible Parking 

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Tailgating

Turn 3

  • First-come, First-serve
  • Access to viewing mounds to watch the race
  • Enter through Gate 10

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

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

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

All coolers 18x14x14 and smaller are permitted inside the facility.

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 2 & 3 Grass.


 

Infield Parking & Lot 7 (North 40)

Very limited free parking on days of track activity for automobiles only during oval events. During the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, a small number of motorcycles will be parked in the south end of the North 40.

Specific Policies:

  • Limited free parking on days of track activity.
  • Camping of any kind is not allowed.
  • Trucks larger than 1 ton are not permitted to enter the infield. Camper shells may not exceed cab height by more than 12 inches.
  • No box trucks or box trailers are permitted.
  • Vans with a capacity of larger than 15 passengers are not permitted on the grounds unless prior authorization has been received by the Safety Office.
  • There is no public motor home or RV parking on the infield.
  • Buses are not permitted in the infield without prior authorization from the Safety Office.
  • Limousines and taxis are not allowed to park in the infield without prior authorization from the Safety Office. Such vehicles are allowed to enter Gate 2 to drop off and pick up passengers in front of the museum on practice days only.
  • At all times, vehicles on IMS property shall be operated in a safe, courteous manner, based on current conditions, at speeds not to exceed 20 mph.
  • IMS is not responsible for damage or personal injury caused by or to vehicles that are not owned or operated by IMS or its authorized representatives.
  • Hours of operation: Based on gate opening time for the day of activity.
  • Surface: Grass

Outside Paid Parking Lots

  • Located outside of the facility these paid lots serve as a great alternative to infield parking.
  • Outside lots offer pre-sold as well as drive-up availability.

Helmet and Leather Checks are available at each motorcycle parking location Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend. This free service is like a traditional "coat check" but for helmets, leathers, and other riding gear you might be carrying.

Backstretch: Free Motorcycle Parking - Yellow Zone (Enter Gate 10) - First-Come, First-Serve
Lot 3 Pavement: Paid Motorcycle Parking - Orange Zone - First-Come, First-Serve
Lot 8: Paid Motorcycle Parking - Green Zone - First-Come, First-Serve
 

To purchase daily parking please call the IMS ticket office at 1-800-822-INDY or click here.

Lot 2

Located on Georgetown Road across from pedestrian Gate 6 to the infield. The entrances are an extension of 20th Street and can be reached via Auburn Street or off of Georgetown Road.

Space Size Specifications:

  • Daily vehicle spaces are approximately 10 feet by 20 feet.

Specific Lot Policies:

  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • Any decision interpreting or enforcing these policies is at the discretion of IMS.
  • Hours of operation: Daily parking only 
  • Daily vehicles: Day of applicable pass - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 5 a.m.-7 p.m. (Race Day)
  • Surface: Grass

Lot 3 Grass

Located on 16th Street to the east of the Brickyard Plaza Shopping Center. The entrance to this lot is off of 16th Street at the main entrance to the Brickyard Plaza Shopping Center across from the pedestrian Gate 3 entrance. The 16th Street entry to the grass lot is only used for exit only after the race.

Space Size Specifications:

  • Daily vehicle spaces are approximately 10 feet by 20 feet.

Specific Lot Policies:

  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • Any decision interpreting or enforcing these policies is at the discretion of IMS.
  • Hours of operation: Daily parking only 
  • Daily vehicles: Day of applicable pass - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 5 a.m.-7 p.m. (Race Day)
  • Surface: Grass

Lot 8

Located on Georgetown Road north from pedestrian Gate 7 to the infield. The entrances are on the west side of Georgetown Road between McCray Street and 24th Street.

Space Size Specifications:

  • Daily vehicle spaces are approximately 10 feet by 20 feet.

Specific Lot Policies:

  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • Any decision interpreting or enforcing these policies is at the discretion of IMS.
  • Hours of operation: Daily parking only 
  • Daily vehicles: Day of applicable pass - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 5 a.m.-7 p.m. (Race Day)
  • Surface: Grass

Lot "Main Gate"

Located on 16th Street, both east and west of Polco Street. Entrances are accesible via 16th Street and Polco Street.

Space Size Specifications:

  • Daily vehicle spaces are approximately 10 feet by 20 feet.

Specific Lot Policies:

  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • Any decision interpreting or enforcing these policies is at the discretion of IMS.
  • Hours of operation: Daily parking only 
  • Daily vehicles: Day of applicable pass - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 5 a.m.-7 p.m. (Race Day)
  • Surface: Gravel

 
  

Motorcycle Parking

A limited number of motorcycles will be parked along the backstretch of the famed 2.5 mile oval each day of Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend. To access backstretch motorcycle parking please enter Gate 10 via 30th St. IMS personnell will assist you once inside the facility.

Outside Paid Parking Lots

  • Located outside of the facility these paid lots serve as a great alternative to infield parking.
  • Outside lots offer pre-sold as well as ride-up availability.

To purchase daily parking please call the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY or click here.

Helmet and Leather Checks are available at each motorcycle parking location Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend. This free service is like a traditional "coat check" but for helmets, leathers, and other riding gear you might be carrying.

Lot 3 Pavement

Located on 16th Street and is also known as the Brickyard Plaza Shopping Center. The entrance for this lot is the main entrance to the plaza across from the pedestrian Gate 3 entrance.

Space Size Specifications:

  • Motorcycle spaces are approximately 5 feet by 8 feet.

Specific Lot Policies:

  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • Any decision interpreting or enforcing these policies is at the discretion of IMS.
  • Hours of operation: Daily parking only 
  • Daily vehicles: Day of applicable pass - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 5 a.m.-7 p.m. (Race Day)
  • Surface: Pavement

Lot 8

Located on Georgetown Road north from pedestrian Gate 7 to the infield. The entrances are on the west side of Georgetown Road between McCray Street and 24th Street.

Space Size Specifications:

  • Motorcycle spaces are approximately 5 feet by 8 feet.

Specific Lot Policies:

  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • Any decision interpreting or enforcing these policies is at the discretion of IMS.
  • Hours of operation: Daily parking only 
  • Daily vehicles: Day of applicable pass - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 5 a.m.-7 p.m. (Race Day)
  • Surface: Grass

 


 

Accessible Parking
 

Outside Paid Parking Disabled Procedure: Disabled parking in the outside parking lots is available in the lots listed below. Along with a daily parking pass for the lot in which you would like to park, each customer must have a state-issued disabled hang tag or license plate on/in their vehicle. The disabled areas will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have the appropriate passes. At the point in which the disabled area is full, all vehicles with daily parking passes will be parked together.

Daily Disabled Parking will be available in the following lots:

  • Lot 2
  • Lot 3 Pavement (although daily parking is not permitted on the pavement otherwise; any Lot 3 Grass auto pass accompanied with a state-issued disabled tag will be granted a disabled space in the front of the lot, assuming the area isn't full.)
  • Hall of Fame Museum (inside Gate 2): This parking is on the inside of the facility and is on a first-come, first-served basis. No additional parking pass issued by IMS is required for this lot.