INDIANAPOLIS — Today marks 100 days from the drop of the green flag at the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles said at this point they are planning to open the gates to everyone who wants to buy a ticket for this year’s race with no capacity restrictions like the previous two years.
“We’re full throttle for full capacity for May 29th for the 106th running,” Boles said. “At this point, we don’t even have a contingency plan in place team in place to start thinking about something different. 100-percent capacity with 300,000-plus people, we feel pretty good about that.”
Last year’s attendance was limited to 135,000 people and the year before when the race was run in August there were no fans allowed at all because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bronze badges are also on sale without any vaccination status requirements.
Boles also reminds you that coolers are still allowed inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway all month long.
“For those of you who aren’t attending the Snake Pit, so people just coming for the Indianapolis 500, absolutely bring those coolers,” said Boles. “If you’re coming to the Snake Pit, you can obviously bring a cooler inside the track, but you just can’t bring into the Snake Pit venue.”
Boles said with all the partying that goes on along with the EDM concert series planned, it has become a safety concern.
As for the race itself, 31 entries have been confirmed to try and qualify for the race so far. More entries are smaller teams are expected in the coming weeks which will likely will out the field of 33, and possibly more which could give fans another true Bump Day.
Race day is Sunday, May 29th.