A look this morning at the ticket situation for St. Pete, according to their website, shows that tickets for Friday are sold out. General admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available, for individual days or a two day ticket. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is not selling any more grandstand reserved seats.
The event has a 20,00 fan limit per day. Ticket prices – $60 for a 2 day ticket to $40 for Saturday only, and $55 for Sunday only. There is a $10 service charge.
An email sent to ticket holders yesterday asks fans to complete a self assessment of their health before coming to the track. Only the Road to Indy and Mazda MX-5 Cup paddocks are open to spectators. Seems odd that any paddocks are open.
Masks are required to be worn at all times at the track. Expect a temperature check upon entry.
From the email regarding viewing areas:
- Social distancing must be maintained between individuals/family/household groups.
- No more than 10 people together.
- Please respect posted directional signage, as well as specific entry and exit for pedestrian roads and pathways.
- The Budweiser Party Pit will be closed
- The Waterside Club will be closed
As other tracks have done this year, St. Pete is taking the usual precautions. I think a street race venue will be quite a challenge to monitor.
Since this race is the 2020 finale and the 2021 opening event for the NTT Indycar Series, I’m sure they will want to have a smooth weekend. We can hope that things will improve somewhat by next March.