JW Marriott to Debut Indy 500 Graphics

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The JW Marriott Indianapolis hotel will this week debut graphics celebrating the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on two sides of the building. Installation of the signage began Sunday and 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi will help to put the finishing touches on the project Tuesday.

This is the fourth consecutive year the JW Marriott Indianapolis will feature a Month of May message, however it is the first year that signage will appear on more than one side of the building. Indianapolis-based Sport Graphics has completed the project all four years.

The expanded graphics feature massive dimensions, including:

  • The event logo and #ThisIsMay hashtag graphics which are comprised of 9,072 square feet of vinyl.
  • More than 45 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Pace Cars could fit inside the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge logo on the hotel façade.
  • The top of the event logo on the façade is 330 feet above street level, approximately 45 feet higher than the top of the Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.
  • The combined "BACK HOME AGAIN" and Borg-Warner Trophy graphics on the northern spine of the hotel are 290 feet long and contain more than 5,000 square feet of vinyl.
  • The flagger atop the Borg-Warner Trophy graphic is nearly 60 feet tall, equal to six stories of the building.

"There are numerous signals around Central Indiana that the Month of May is rapidly approaching, but none are bigger and more visible than these vivid graphics on the JW Marriott Indianapolis," said Allison Melangton, senior vice president of events for Hulman Motorsports, in a news release. "Indianapolis is one of the greatest host cities for major sporting events on Earth, a status that began with the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. Our exciting, packed lineup of wheel-to-wheel racing, concerts and fun, fan-friendly activities at the track this May will only further enhance that reputation.

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