After continued consultation with local and state health officials, along with feedback from fans like you, we are committed to running the Indy 500 as scheduled and with spectators in our stands on Sunday, Aug. 23. To do so, we will implement enhanced health and safety measures across nearly all facets of our August events. One key pillar of our plan is to realign seating to allow for more space between customers on Race Day.

Consistent with CDC guidelines, we encourage customers who are 65 and older or have underlying medical conditions to consider staying home. For those fans attending the race, we will provide masks and hand sanitizer and we recommend their use. We will provide more information on additional health and safety measures in the coming weeks.


Steps already taken or underway in preparation for the resumption of normal activities include:

  • Increasing housekeeping staff at the track to elevate frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
  • Using cleaning products that meet current EPA and CDC guidelines for registered disinfectants to be used against COVID-19.
  • Educating all employees on CDC prevention guidance, including proper handwashing technique and requesting all vendors communicate strict hygiene protocol to staff.
  • Increasing public hand-sanitizing stations in high-traffic areas, containing sanitizer that meets or exceeds the CDC standard for alcohol content.
  • Reducing required hand-to-hand interactions between customers and staff at concession areas and other key locations.