Downtown Indy is planning a big celebration for New Year's Eve. Officials with Downtown Indy and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have unveiled the Indy Car that will be featured during a new countdown event.

December 19, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Officials associated with Downtown Indy’s New Year’s Eve Celebration brought to you by The Indiana Union Construction Industry will be on hand to unveil the Indy car that will be used in place of a traditional “ball drop” for the city’s inaugural public NYE event. Come Dec. 31, in true Indy fashion, an actual Indy car presented by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Verizon IndyCar Series will be suspended high above the Georgia Street stage and descend for the final seconds of 2014 ushering in the New Year with an epic, adrenaline-packed moment for Indianapolis. Final details and plans about the city’s celebration will be shared with media after the unveiling of the NYE Indy car and the countdown clock will start ticking.

WHEN: Monday, December 22 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Entry Pavilion (125 S. Pennsylvania Street)

WHO: Doug Boles, president, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Michelle Boyd, executive director of Top Notch of Indiana, representing The Indiana Union Construction Industry

Sherry Seiwert, president, Downtown Indy About Downtown Indy

Founded in 1993, Downtown Indy, a public/private partnership existing to improve Downtown is also known as Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. As a private, not-for-profit organization, Downtown Indy is uniquely positioned to address issues that affect the area’s growth and well-being. Downtown Indy focuses on three areas: development, management and marketing to advance Downtown as a great place to live, learn, work and play.

About Top Notch of Indiana and The Indiana Union Construction Industry

Top Notch is the largest labor/management association representing union construction in the state of Indiana. Representing more than 75,000 union tradesmen and 4,000 contractors, Top Notch is an association of diverse construction employers and labor organizations, partnering to coordinate the interests and goals of the union construction industry. Its mission is to promote the union construction industry to its customers and its community. As the leaders of our industry, they are skilled on principle, union by choice.

About the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. Its events in 2015 include the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as the “Racing Capital of the World,” IMS also hosts the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero's Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Lilly Diabetes 250 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP in MotoGP and the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.

Source: Downtown Indy

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