INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 was officially a sell out. All reserved seats have now been sold for the big race as it’s the first time that this has happened in two decades.
On top of that, all the suites are filled too, so the only way you can get into the race on May 29, is a general admission ticket for the infield.
But, the city of Indianapolis took this even further, as they announced that all 33,000+ hotel rooms in the city are sold out Memorial Day weekend as well.
So, the race is sold out as are hotel rooms.
That’s not only huge for the track, but it’s monumental for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the city of Indianapolis as well.
This is the buzz that used to surround the ‘500 in the glory days. Tickets are going to be tough to come by and if you don’t have a room yet, you’re likely not going to be able to stay within an hour of the track.
This is the way it should be. This makes the desirable event even more desirable as the demand is near an all-time high.
This makes Indy the place to be Memorial Day weekend as even though rooms are all gone, people will want to be here because of that.
It’s human nature to be around the top events. So, when all these announcements come out that everything is sold out, it makes everyone that doesn’t have a ticket or a hotel room to want to come here even more. That in turn makes the secondary market happy as they can put any price tag they want on their products.
Buckle up, because this Month of May may be the best one yet.