Andretti Global, the parent company of Andretti Autosport announced on Monday that it intends to build a 575,000-square-foot racing HQ in Fishers, IN pending all relevant planning with construction set to begin later this autumn.
The new facility will be home to all of Andretti’s racing interests including the NTT IndyCar Series, the Indy Lights Series, and the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at a cost of $200 million.
Speaking about the news, Michael Andretti, Chairman and CEO of Andretti Global commented saying:
“Indiana holds an important place in the history of racing, and in my career as a driver and an owner; I’m happy to confirm that the Racing Capital of the World will continue to be the home of our global racing efforts for a long time to come. We’re excited about our plans for the new campus and looking forward to becoming a part of the Fishers community. “Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked to expand our operations and I’m proud of our steps to create a diverse racing portfolio. Our current facility has served us well. Our team has expanded in both competition and commercial areas and our people deserve the best environment and resources available. I’m excited to have so many of our teams under one roof as we continue to build and grow. For us, it’s about more than just having somewhere to work on the cars; it’s about having a global motorsport home and sharing that with our people, our fans and our sponsors to advance the sport and leave a lasting legacy.”
MARISSA ANDRETTI, VICE PRESIDENT, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT / MANAGING DIRECTOR, ANDRETTI TECHNOLOGIES says:
“Beyond being the base of operations and nerve center for our global teams, we’re building a destination where everyone can feel like part of the Andretti family. We are looking forward to our new headquarters serving as a gathering place for our team members and the community. Our employees are the heart of our business and our most valuable asset. It’s important to us that we create an engaging, campus culture and environment where we feel we can have longevity in our careers. Racing can be more than a job; it’s a way of life, and we’re working to build a sense of community beyond the workplace.”
The new facility will occupy approximately 90 acres and will be located near the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport speaking about the announcement, Indiana Governor Eric J Holcomb said:
“Indiana has long been the racing capital of the world, and Andretti Autosport’s commitment to growth here will only further cement our state’s leadership position in Motorsports and STEM related pursuits. This new campus will not only bring new, exciting employment opportunities and serve as an asset for one of our fastest growing communities but will also show just how much this living legacy, one of the most globally iconic brands known, continues to invest in the future of our great state.”
It is expected that the new facility which is due to open in 2026 will generate up to 500 new jobs and speaking about Monday’s announcement, BRAD CHAMBERS, INDIANA SECRETARY OF COMMERCE said:
“I am excited to celebrate this legendary racing family of entrepreneurs in their competitive quest to innovate in the global racing industry. Indiana continues to demonstrate leadership in this sector as well as its position as a premier destination for automotive, speed and mobility-focused industries.”
SCOTT FADNESS, MAYOR, CITY OF FISHERS, INDIANA:
“Partnering with Andretti to bring an incredible mix of innovation, visitor experiences and a commitment to the local community is a dream come true for this special property at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport. Fishers will be a welcomed home for the future of Andretti, and I look forward to celebrating their successes together.”
STEVE DILLINGER, VICE PRESIDENT, INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS / VICE PRESIDENT, HAMILTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
“This is just one more of the great things that can happen, when the Government and the private sector work together. The Indianapolis Airport Authority, working with Mayor Fadness and Fishers, along with Hamilton County and the Andretti team, have created a relationship that is a win-win for all involved.”
MARIO RODRIGUEZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY:
“In 2015, the Indianapolis Airport Authority and the City of Fishers partnered to maximize the use of this land and thus increase to an even greater level the quality of life for residents of Fishers. We are so pleased Andretti chose this location and supports the vision for this vital part of Fishers and the iconic team that leads this great effort.