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Fox59.com, April 10, 2016
PROJECT 100 CLOSE TO COMPLETION AS MAY APPROACHES
The sounds of construction still echo throughout Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the three-year Project 100 renovation plan is nearly complete.
In 2013, the Speedway announced Project 100, an effort to renovate IMS into a more modern facility.
“We’re running just on schedule, if not ahead of schedule,” said Alex Damron, Director of Public Relations at the Speedway.
On time would be the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for May 29. The latest addition to the venue is stadium seating throughout the upper grandstand area, including some expanded capacity.
“All the new stadium seating being put in, the roof tech with is 13 feet higher and includes three new rows of prime seating, we think our fans are going to be really excited to see this,” added Damron.
In addition to new seats in the upper grandstands, IMS has moved back the support pylons for the roof, allowing a clearer view for spectators in that area. Even as changes continue to fall into place, leadership at the track is adamant about maintaining the venue’s historic feel.
“It’s a great mix of sticking to history and what makes us special while also adding some new amenities,” said Damron. “Increased wifi, the new Hulman Club level, stadium seating, it’s great stuff, but still part of us and who we are.”
Still to be completed: The Speedway will transform a portion of the Hulman Suites into a club area with an outdoor bar, and a brand new look is coming to the exterior of gate one.
“Everyone working on this, from the construction workers to the folks who’ve been part of the planning, obviously to the staff of the Speedway, it’s a project that’s near and dear to everyone’s heart,” said Damron.
“We know we’re working with a piece of American history, a piece of the city’s legacy and the state’s legacy.”
WishTV.com, May 16, 2016
$30M IN IMS RENOVATIONS AND UPGRADES PLANNED
There is big news for race fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) where $30 million worth of upgrades will be added by 2016 to celebrate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The IMS already installed high tech digital boards and a scoring pylon. The majority of the big renovations to the IMS will begin after the month of May. The IMS track was built in 1909 and will remain the same. It will be what is on the inside that will receive a major overhaul beginning with widening the main entrance gates near the museum.
The other part of the renovation plans will be replacing 13,000 upper deck seats in sections A, B and E.
Wifi capabilities will soon be available to keep up with evolving technology. The replacement list also includes restrooms, elevators, concession stands and catch fences.
Several million dollars will be spent outside the track. In a few months, building construction will begin on the wing shaped plaza that will be connected to the roundabout.
“We aren’t tearing things down to the ground to build them back up. We will renovate things and add modern amenities that fans deserve while still making it feel like the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Doug Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“It’s one of the places Indiana is known for. I think it will draw in more people,” said racing fan, Don Lemmons.