Firestone Grand of St Petersburg race organisers, Green Savoree Racing Promotions and St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman have announced that fans will be allowed to attend this year’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg will have fans in attendance for the event which will be round 2 of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season which takes place from April 23-25.

The resolution to allow 20,000 fans to attend on each of the three days of the event passed by eight votes to zero and as like last year fans will be required to follow strict COVID 19 safety protocols

Speaking about the news that fans will be returning to St Pete this season, Mayor Rick Kriseman said:

“This is an important event for our local economy and will again serve to showcase and elevate the Sunshine City on the world stage. “I am confident that the protocols in place will allow for a safe, fun race weekend in St. Pete.”

Kim Green, co-owner, Chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions commented on today’s announcement saying:

“This is another great day for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, our race fans and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The City of St. Petersburg is always one of the crown jewel stops each season for the entire INDYCAR community. “We are thankful for the support of Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Council, the City’s entire event team and Pinellas County for putting their faith in us again to operate this event and assisting us with our plan to host it ‘The St. Pete Way’ with the proper precautions in place.”

Kevin Savoree, co-owner, President and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions commented on the news saying:

“On behalf of the entire Green Savoree Racing Promotions team, thank you to the staff at Penske Entertainment and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and of course, Mayor Kriseman and his great team at the City, and St. Pete City Council for all their hard work in making this rescheduled date happen. “We’re looking forward to the last weekend in April for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. And, especially we greatly appreciate the patience of our fans as we work through all the planning. Let’s go!”

Coinciding with this announcement, the exclusive renewal period begins today (March 4) for race fans who attended last year’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and purchased 3-Day tickets. These customers will have until Monday, March 15th at 5 p.m. ET to renew their 3-Day Reserved Grandstand seats or General Admission tickets. Grandstand seating will be limited capacity again to allow for social distancing between groups. Public ticket sales will open on Thursday, March 18th at 2 p.m. ET.

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