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Reserved Seating Sold Out for Historic 100th Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials celebrated an epic and historic milestone today, announcing that all reserved seating is officially sold out for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. While general admission tickets are still available in the IMS infield, the massive grandstands around the 107-year-old 2.5-mile oval, and all hospitality suites, will be completely filled.

The news was shared this afternoon by IMS leadership on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse, with community leaders including Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett flanked by the iconic Borg-Warner Trophy. 

“Every Indianapolis 500 is special, but the buzz surrounding the 100th Running has been building for nearly a year, ever since the checkered flag fell on the 99th,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “Our fans are the best in sports and their incredible support of this year’s race will make it a truly historic day for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’” 

Beyond the grandstands, the new Hulman Terrace Club is also sold out and every IMS suite is full. In fact, several large temporary suites will be erected due to remarkably increased demand. All VIP concert tickets are sold and it is expected that the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light will reach capacity for the first time. 

Citizens throughout Indiana have embraced the 100th Running for months through community initiatives that have touched all 92 counties. From racing-themed “porch parties” to raising “500” flags to racing-themed artwork placed all around Indianapolis, the spirit of the Indy 500 has been a spectacle in itself.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of major sporting events across the globe,” said Allison Melangton, Senior Vice President of Events for Hulman Motorsports. “But this race has a completely unique ability to inspire pride and passion in its fans. This year, our community has tapped into that passion in so many incredible ways, and it’s simply inspiring to see all of these volunteer driven efforts working hand in hand with IMS and the 500 Festival to build valuable partnerships that enrich lives and push everyone forward.”    

Anticipation for the 100th Running has had a positive ripple effect throughout the city, with hotels and restaurants completely booked months earlier than usual due to increased anticipation for Race Weekend.

“The Indy 500 is the kind of iconic event that other cities dream of having,” said Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy. “And the 100th Running will be the greatest version of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ But the impact of the race, and of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, go well beyond the massive economic benefits to the city and state in the month of May. Indy’s brand is enhanced throughout the year because of the Indy 500 and IMS.” 

With a crowd traveling to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29 that has not been seen in recent years, longtime fans are encouraged to begin their Race Day routines at least two hours earlier than previous years. All fans will want to arrive early to take advantage of the full 100th Running experience. Highlights include live ESPN SportsCenter tapings in the plaza beginning at 8 a.m., an expanded fan midway and increased concession and vending opportunities. Stay tuned for more updates on pre-race events as the 100th Running countdown continues. 

Fans are encouraged to visit IMS.com and check IMS social media feeds for updates on all ticketing related information. Remaining Race Weekend experiences are selling fast, and everyone is encouraged to purchase remaining inventory as soon as possible.

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