The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has marked the official opening of a new primary entryway. The new Gate 1, which is located on the southwest corner of the historic venue, is part of several signature projects that coincide with this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Track activities to prepare for the race and this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis begin today.
Its part of the high-profile "Project 100" efforts, which include new luxury seating and reconstruction of other areas in the track to help support racing and non-racing activities at IMS. The Gate 1 work involves more than just the replacement of the overhead archway that welcome tens of thousands and serves as a landmark for tourists. It also includes an expansion to the public area around the gate, serving as a gathering place before and after raceday.
IMS will host the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday. The road course race is one of the first major "Month of May" events at the Speedway. The Indianapolis 500 will take place May 29.