INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time ever, fans can camp at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their own campground. The previous few years, IMS has had “glamping” but that had tents and amenities already set up for the fans. Now, fans can bring their own camping gear, as IMS President Doug Boles announced on Thursday afternoon from the famed race track that fans can camp at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the INDYCAR Grand Prix race weekend this May.
Spectator camping for recreational vehicles and tents will be offered inside the track as camping will be available in a variety of prime spots adjacent to the infield portion of the road course during the race weekend on May 12-13 at IMS. Prices for three-night camping (Thursday May 11-Saturday May 13) will be $125 per tent spot and range from $150-$300 for each RV spot. INDYCAR Grand Prix general admission tickets for Friday and Saturday are also required for all infield campers age 16 and over.
“Camping is an essential part of the race weekend for so many of our loyal fans, and we’re excited to introduce outstanding infield camping opportunities spots for tents and RV’s during the INDYCAR Grand Prix,” Boles said. “Camping inside IMS is the perfect way to get as close to the action as possible while enjoying a great time with family and friends.”
“I can’t wait to camp out and talk about racing and IMS with fans. It will be such a fun weekend.”
Tent camping will be available in two areas- the Wood Lots and Unser Lot in which both offer great views of portions of the first five turns of the road course.
RV camping will be available in the Ballooon Lot inside Turns 3 and 4 of the road course, the Museum Lot behind the IMS Hall of Fame Museum, providing action in Turns 7, 8 and 9 and the Woods Lot and Unser Lot. RV camping will be on pavement in the Museum Lot, with RV camping on grass in other RV lots.