April 22, 2016

Fans Encouraged To Use Expanded Shuttle Service For This Year's Indianapolis 500

There will be expanded shuttle service to this year's Indianapolis 500. - Doug Jaggers

There will be expanded shuttle service to this year's Indianapolis 500.

Doug Jaggers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced this week that there will be expanded shuttle service for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29.

The service will begin at 6 a.m. on race day and offer rides to the Speedway until 12:30 p.m. Return routes will be offered until two hours after the conclusion of the race. 

Fans will need to purchase a ticket for a specific route and arrive within the 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. travel window. The price is $29 roundtrip per person with pickups offered at the following locations:

  • PINK ROUTE: The Free Enterprise System Building, 1220 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46225 (downtown at the corner of West & Morris Streets).
  • BLACK ROUTE: IUPUI Downtown Campus - Lot 73 & 92 (downtown at the corner of Michigan and California Streets)
  • PURPLE ROUTE: The Hampton Inn Downtown, 105 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225.
  • BLUE ROUTE: Indianapolis International Airport, Ground Transportation Lobby (Zone 1), 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241.

A premium service, available for $45, will also allow fans to purchase tickets for a specifically designated time. This upgrade will guarantee a seat with designated premium boarding areas to cut out waiting in line before or after the race.

All shuttles will drop-off at IMS across from the main tunnel entrance in the Main Gate east parking lot at 16th and Polco Streets. Return service will begin from the same location. A limited number of slots are available for the shuttles. 

IMS officials are expecting a record crowd for the race. They're encouraging fans to plan their routes to the track ahead of time, and to plan on arriving earlier than usual to allow extra time to get through security at the gates.

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