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We would like to ensure an enjoyable atmosphere and experience for all event guests. The safety of our event staff and guests is our number one priority; therefore, we ask that you please observe the following policies and procedures:

 

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Accesible Parking

All permanent public, on-street accessible spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. City garages, the University of South Florida (USF) garage and Tropicana Field provide accessible parking at the prevailing rate. The USF garage is recommended for those with limited mobility wishing to enter the 5th Avenue S. gate (Gate 5) and the SouthCore garage is recommended for those wishing to enter the 1st Avenue S. gate (Gate 1). The Looper is also wheelchair accessible. Please visit City of St. Petersburg website for the most up-to-date information or click here for the parking and transportation map.

Track Crossing Times & Locations

Click here for estimated track crossing times (link active when available).

Click here for Locations.

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Accommodations / Area Information

Information about area hotels and restaurants can be found at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional downtown information is available from Discover Downtown, the Official Guide of Downtown St. Petersburg

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Bicycle Parking

Please visit the City of St. Petersburg's website for more information.

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Bright House Networks Speed Zone

The Bright House Networks Speed Zone is located near Turns 5 & 6 and the Firestone Bridge. There are many interactive displays and racing simulators for families and children of all ages.

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Credential Center

The Credential Center is located at the corner of 4th Avenue S. and 2nd Street S. in the Hilton Hotel. This is where pre-arranged media, sponsor and corporate credentials are issued. All credentials must be signed for when issued. Credentials will not be mailed. Credentials are non-transferable and photo identification must be presented and an insurance waiver signed before the credential is released. Each credential is assigned to a specific person. Transfer or loaning of credentials by any individual will result in confiscation of the credential and refusal of entry to both the individual found with the credential and the person to whom it was originally issued.

Credential Center Hours (Available Race Week):
Thursday   9am – 7pm
Friday        7am – 6pm
Saturday   7am – 6pm
Sunday     7am – 3pm
* Subject to change without notice.

Please note individual sanctioning bodies may operate on limited hours of operation. Credentials are not available for pick-up after the Credential Center has closed for the day.

* As a general rule of thumb, the lines are shorter earlier in the weekend.

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Customer Service

If you require assistance with a ticket order, please call 877-283-5385.

For all other inquiries, please call 727-898-4639, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Directions

From the north (Tampa)
I-275 south
I-175 east via (left) exit 22
Keep left onto 5th Avenue S.
Track is at 1st Street S. and 5th Avenue S.

From the north (Clearwater)
US-19 south
54th Avenue N. east
I-275 south
I-175 east via (left) exit 22
Keep left onto 5th Avenue S.
Track is at 1st Street S. and 5th Avenue S.

From the south
I-275 north (Sunshine Bay Bridge)
I-175 east via exit 22
Keep left onto 5th Avenue S.
Track is at 1st Street S. and 5th Avenue S.

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Entry Gate Hours & Locations

Friday: 8a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Gate 1 is located at 1st Avenue S. and 1st Street S., and offers on-site ticket sales.
  • Gate 5 is located at 5th Avenue S. and 2nd Street N., and offers on-site ticket sales. Gate 5 also houses the Will Call ticket window.
  • Both gates are accessible. Please see posted track crossing times.

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Entry Inspection

For all events over race weekend, patrons will be asked to open purses, backpacks or other bags for inspection upon entry. Prohibited items, including all other items deemed a risk to staff and/or patrons’ safety by event security will not be permitted onto the event grounds.

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Event Schedule

Click here.

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First Aid

There are several First Aid stations throughout the facility.

  • North side of Progress Energy Park, near Bright House Speed Zone
  • West side of Mahaffey Theater, near circle drive
  • North of Grandstand 2
  • Southwest corner of Indy Lights Paddock

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Food & Beverage

No food and/or drinks may be brought onto the race grounds. To ensure the safety of our event staff and racers on track, carrying food and beverage over bridges or track crossings is not permitted.

If you have specific food allergies or a medical condition that requires you to bring food or drinks onto the race grounds, please contact 727-898-4639, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in advance of your attendance.

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Inclement Weather Policy

All tickets for all events are both non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

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Junior Tickets

Junior is defined as 12 years of age and under. All junior ticket holders are to be accompanied by and adult when entering and while on site.  Any person with a junior ticket whom is not a junior will be removed from the grounds.

Any child under the age of 24 months is not required to purchase a ticket but must sit on the lap of the parent/guardian.

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Liquor and Alcohol Management

No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the race grounds. If a guest attempts to enter the grounds with alcohol, the guest will be removed from the grounds and may face police charges. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased on site and are not permitted to leave the designated licensed areas.

Any guest purchasing, in possession of, or consuming alcohol must be 21 years of age or older and be able to prove their age by showing valid photo identification.

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found is located at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office.

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Media Devices

Audio and video recording devices are not permitted on the event grounds. Such devices include, but are not limited to video cameras, camcorders, audio recording devices, professional cameras, and lenses exceeding 10” in length.

Professional cameras or any other audio/video recording equipment is allowed only if the user has the proper media credential provided by event organizers.

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Motorcycle Parking

Parking for motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles is available in permanent (city) designated spaces on 1st Avenue N. between 1st and 2nd Streets and on 2nd Street S. between Central and 1st Avenue S.  Please visit City of St. Petersburg's website for the most up-to-date information.

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Firestone IndyCar Paddock Pass Redemption

The Mahaffey Theater Box Office is also where Firestone IndyCar Paddock passes are redeemed. You will redeem your Firestone IndyCar Paddock pass ticket for a wristband. You may choose to redeem your Saturday and Sunday passes at the same time, so that you do not have to stand in line twice. As a general rule of thumb, the lines are shorter earlier in the weekend.

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Prohibited Actions List

Strict security measures have been put in place to ensure an enjoyable experience for all event guests. Violating these policies may warrant ejection or arrest

  • Abuse of intoxicants
  • Carrying food and drinks over bridges or track crossings
  • Disorderly conduct/fighting/profanity
  • Placing cups on walls
  • Running/jogging
  • Standing on grandstand seats
  • Standing or sitting in walkways, grandstand aisles, and ramps
  • Smoking in grandstands, suites, bridges, tunnel, or buildings
  • Spitting tobacco
  • Throwing or kicking objects
  • Other actions deemed inappropriate, offensive or disruptive by the event organizers

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Prohibited Items List

None of the listed prohibited items may be left in or around the gate area. We ask all patrons to leave any non-essential, prohibited items at home, or locked in the trunk of your vehicle. The following items are not permitted on the race site:

  • Audio/Video recording devices
  • Coolers
  • Folding chairs
  • Food and beverage
  • Frisbees, helium balloons, or inflatable items of any kind
  • Golf carts for personal use
  • Glass bottles/containers, cans (including aerosol)
  • Handbills or samples are not to be distributed or placed on the grounds without the expressed written pre-approval of the event organizers
  • Laptop computers
  • Large bags, including but not limited to: duffel and grocery bags, luggage
  • Laser lights and pointers
  • Motorcycles or off-road vehicles (including ATVs, ATCs, dune bug bicycles)
  • Pets (service animals excepted)
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, roller-skates, scooters, or bicycles

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Public Parking

On-site parking is extremely limited and only available with event-issued parking passes.

Please refer to City of St. Petersburg website for more information.  Public parking is available nearby in metered spaces or city-owned garages. City parking garages will charge an all-day event rate. Garages include South Core (enter from the north side of 1st Avenue S. between 2nd and 1st Streets) or the BayWalk Garage (enter from 2nd Street N. between 1st and 2nd Avenues N.) Private lots, garages and on-street parking will also be available. Please observe all posted parking regulations. Map of downtown parking.

Please check back after March 15th to become familiar with any last minute updates.

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Permissible Items List

The following items may be brought onto the race grounds but will be subject to inspection by event staff and security.

  • Binoculars, scanners, and cameras with small case
  • Camera stands (tripods, monopods, etc.) are allowed on the grounds as long as they do not obstruct the view of others; such equipment is not to be used in the grandstands
  • Purses, backpacks and other small bags
  • Recognized mobility aids used by guests with disabilities are permitted. Guests are advised to bring a lock to chain wheelchairs and scooters underneath the grandstands
  • Seat cushions
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas may be used as long as they do not obstruct the view of others.

All items are brought on site at your own risk. Event staff and security are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

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Road Closures

Please visit the City of St. Petersburg’s Traffic Operations website for the most up to date road closures in and around the city.

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Service Charges

All ticket pricing includes taxes. Additional service, convenience, and handling charges extra. Tickets purchased by phone or at the box office race week/weekend are subject to additional service & handling charges. Depending on the delivery method chosen by the customer (mail), orders may be subject to shipping charges.

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Shuttle Service

There are many park and ride options available during the event. For more information click here.

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Taxi Service

A taxi stand will be located on 3rd Street S. between 3rd and 4th Avenues S.

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Taxes

All items are subject to 7% FL state sales tax.

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Ticket Refunds and Upgrades

Please ensure that you carefully review your ticket selection before you complete your purchase. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and ClickNPrint have a strict no refund or exchange policy.

Pending availability, tickets can be upgraded both before and during the event. Tickets may be upgraded on-site at the Gate 5 ticket booth or the Mahaffey Theater Box Office window.

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Track Crossing Times

Click here for estimated track crossing times (link active when available).

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Track Description

1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street course on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The track is constructed around Progress Energy Park and Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts, and includes portions of the picturesque Bayshore Drive and utilizes Runway 7/25 at Albert Whitted Municipal Airport as the front straightaway.

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Track Map

Please click here. Track Map is subject to change.

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Tropicana Field Parking / Shuttle

There will be a free shuttle from Tropicana Field parking lots to the race track. Parking at Tropicana Field will be $10. The shuttle will pick passengers up outside the main parking gate at 10th Street N. and 3rd Avenue S. and drop passengers near the Hilton hotel on the north side of 4th Avenue S. between 2nd and 3rd Streets N. (approximately two blocks from Gate 5). The shuttle will operate Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 7am – 7pm.

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Will Call

The will call ticket window is located at the Gate 5 ticket booth at 5th Avenue S. and 2nd Street N.

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*Subject to change without ntoice.

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