INDYCAR Season Finale Will Require Fans to Follow

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols Including the Wearing of Facial Coverings

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 1, 2020) – Officials from the City of St. Petersburg and Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) announced today that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, rescheduled to October 23-25, will be open to spectators. The event was postponed from its original March date due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

At today’s City of St. Petersburg City Council Meeting, Mayor Rick Kriseman with the support of City Council approved GSSP’s plans to operate the event with 20,000 spectators under specific health and safety protocols. Fans should visit gpstpete.com/covid19 for more information on these essential protocols. 

Event Will Serve as the 2020 INDYCAR Finale

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been rescheduled to October 23-25, 2020, officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) and INDYCAR confirmed today. The event will now feature the crowning of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion on Sunday, Oct. 25 since the original March 13th-15th weekend was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The City of St. Petersburg stands ready to welcome back the fans of INDYCAR, drivers, teams, and sponsors in October,” said City of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. “I want to thank our partners at Green Savoree Racing Promotions for believing in this race and giving the residents of the Sunshine City something to look forward to. I am confident that the race will occur in a manner that puts public health at the forefront."

Locally Based St. Petersburg Company Is Named the Official Car Wash

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 4, 2020) – Woodie’s Wash Shack (www.woodieswash.com), a national express car wash, is now the official car wash of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to be held next weekend, March 13-15. Woodie’s has recently opened its first location on 66th St. in Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Fla., and will open another eight locations throughout the Tampa Bay area in 2020. It also has two locations under construction in Memphis, Tenn.

Frontier is Bringing Blazing-fast Speeds and High-quality Television to the Tampa Bay Region

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 26, 2020) – Frontier Communications is the official TV and internet provider of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, to be held March 13-15. This will be Frontier’s third year partnering with the annual motorsports event.  

“We are thrilled to partner with the Firestone Grand Prix for a third year,” said Melanie Williams, Frontier’s Senior Vice President of Operations, South Region. “The Frontier team is delighted to be a part of an exciting event in our Tampa Bay community, that aligns perfectly with the speed, and reliability that our FiOS by Frontier fiber optic broadband offers.”  

Gates Open in 43 Days for 16th Annual Event

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 29, 2020) – Single Day Grandstand and General Admission tickets to the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale tomorrow (January 30) at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets are available online at gpstpete.com or by calling 888-476-4479. 

In 43 days, the spectator gates will open for the event set for March 13-15. Race cars will speed down Bay Shore Dr., onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport, and alongside the waterfront and downtown skyline for the 16th consecutive year. Festival-goers can get exclusive pre-sale access now to Single Day tickets by joining the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg E-Club today.

16th Annual Event to Feature Seven Racing Series on the St. Petersburg Street Circuit in March

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 6, 2019) – Three-day tickets to the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are now on sale to the public. The 16th annual event is set for March 13-15, 2020, in downtown St. Petersburg and runs on the picturesque 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary waterfront street circuit featuring spectacular fan sight lines. 

Tickets are available online at gpstpete.com or by phone at 1-888-476-4479 with pricing starting at $115 for reserved 3-Day Grandstand seats and $60 for 3-Day General Admission. Junior pricing is also available for those fans ages 12 and under. Pit Access and Firestone Paddock Passes can also be purchased. Single-Day tickets will be released for sale in early 2020.

Public Sales Will Begin Nov. 6

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 9, 2019) – The exclusive renewal period begins today for race fans who attended this March’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and purchased 3-Day Grandstand tickets for 2019. These customers will have until Thursday, Oct. 31 to renew or upgrade their seats. General public sales will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. ET.  

This 16th annual event, featuring NTT IndyCar Series’ season-opening race for the 10th straight year, is set for March 13-15, 2020, in downtown St. Petersburg. Renewal customers who purchase 3-Day Grandstand seats get a Champions Club membership when placing orders through the Oct. 31st deadline closing at 9 p.m. ET.