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Indianapolis 500 committed to run at 50 percent fan capacity

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they will limit spectator attendance to 50 percent for this year's race.

INDIANAPOLIS — In an email sent to ticket holders on Friday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials confirmed their commitment to welcoming spectators to the 104th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23, with the venue capacity limited to 50 percent attendance.

"We're committed to running the Indy 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23 and will welcome fans to the world’s greatest racing venue," IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. "We will be limiting attendance to approximately 50 percent of venue capacity, and we are also finalizing a number of additional carefully considered health and safety measures. We'll unveil the specific details of our comprehensive plan in the coming weeks."

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IMS is communicating with existing ticketholders to learn of their intent to use their race tickets. Credits will be available for ticketholders who choose to adjust their order. Individuals in high-risk groups are encouraged to consider staying home and returning in 2021.

IMS officials said they are in close consultation with public health officials to finalize a comprehensive plan of health measures that will be unveiled for spectators in the near future.

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Posted by WTHR-TV on Friday, June 26, 2020