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North Vista Indy 500
2024 Indy 500

Plan Ahead

Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited through Indianapolis Motor Speedway gates:

  • Aerosol cans (Sunscreen excluded)
  • Animals (except service animals trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability)
  • Bicycles (guests may use dedicated bicycle parking structures at Gates 1, 6, & 9)
  • Carts and wagons (Indy 500 Race Day only)
  • Coolers larger than 18” x 14” x 15”
  • DRONES, or unmanned aerial systems
  • Fireworks and flares
  • Flagpoles
  • Glass containers
  • Golf carts, ATVs, scooters, minibikes, roller blades, skateboards, skates, pogo sticks, and hover boards
  • Illegal drugs and substances or drug paraphernalia (including without limitation marijuana)
  • Items restricted by local, state or federal law
  • Lasers of any kind
  • Offensive or obscene materials (e.g., flags, signs, clothing)
  • Soliciting of any kind (including goods, materials, services, or ticket scalping)
  • Scaffolding or platforms
  • Selfie sticks
  • Stickers
  • Trampolines and swimming pools
  • Weapons of any type, including knives, firearms and ammunition
  • Any other items not mentioned that may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of the event by other guests may be refused at the discretion of security and management. These items are subject to change without notice. There are no provisions for checking and holding prohibited items. Prohibited items may not be left at or around the gates. Items left unattended will be removed and discarded

Permitted Items

The following items are permitted through Indianapolis Motor Speedway admission gates:

  • Binoculars, scanners and headsets
  • Camelbacks
  • Camera stands (tripods, monopods) as long as they do not cause a safety hazard or obstruct the view of others. Camera stands are not allowed within grandstands and concert areas
  • Carts and wagons are allowed every day. On Indy 500 Race Day carts and wagons must be collapsible. The use of carts and wagons may be restricted in some areas
  • Coolers no larger than 18”x14”x15”, coolers may be hard or soft sided
  • Flags as long as they do not obstruct the view of others. Flags are not allowed within concert areas
  • Food and beverages (i.e., water, soft drinks, beer, and wine in non-glass containers)
  • Mobility aid devices used by guests with disabilities. Guests are responsible for securing unattended mobility aid devices. IMS reserves the right to prohibit any device based upon safety considerations
  • Personal, non-commercial photo and video cameras.  Video cameras and audio recording equipment are not allowed within concert areas
  • Service animals (trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability)
  • Strollers, lawn chairs and folding camping chairs. Strollers, regular height lawn chairs or folding chairs are not allowed in Concert Pit and VIP areas
  • Umbrellas as long as they do not obstruct the view of others. The umbrella’s user takes sole responsibility for the safe use of the umbrella

Smoking Policy

Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers or similar products will not be permitted in IMS grandstands. Fans wishing to smoke may do so 20 feet away from buildings and seating entrances. Smoking is allowed in the IMS infield.

Garage Area Access

Guests entering the garage and pit areas must adhere to all rules for entry including the following:

  • Credentials must be worn at all times and remain visible
  • No smoking
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No coolers
  • All bags must be searched prior to entering the garage area
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times
  • Additional IMS and sanctioning body restrictions as applicable to each event