A statement from the Grand Prix of Long Beach this afternoon:
March 12, 2020
In light of today’s announcement from the City of Long Beach prohibiting all large-scale events in the City through April 30, 2020, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will not take place as scheduled on April 17-19. While we recognize that this is a serious inconvenience for our loyal attendees, sponsors and other clients, nevertheless, this action is consistent with our primary objective of assuring the public’s safety and well-being at our event.
We are in conversation with the City of Long Beach, various race sanctioning bodies and the Long Beach Convention Center to discuss the viability of rescheduling this event at a later time in the year. If that is not possible, then we look forward to presenting the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 16-18, 2021. Further details about possible refunds or credits will be forthcoming.
The City of Long Beach has cancelled all large gatherings through April 30, 2020. Long Beach is one city that could reschedule a street event. I hope Indycar can find an alternate date. Long Beach is one of the races Indycar shares with the IMSA Weather Tech Championship. No Grand Prix in Long Beach this year would end a 45 year run for the event.