The Phoenix International Raceway announced on Monday evening plans for a $178 million modernization project. Phoenix plays host to round four of the Verizon IndyCar Series season.

As part of the modernization of the facility, there will be a new grandstand built, one of the highlights is that the start/finish line will be re-positioned to Turn 2 and there is also going to be a new infield section with a tunnel linking the infield to the grandstand seating giving fans easier access to their seats.

Phoenix International Raceway have also announced that seating in all stands will be WiFi enabled. The modernization also includes a new hospitality area. Speaking about the development project which is due for completion in 2018, Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber commented by saying:

When our project is completed, we will have a venue that delivers amazing fan experiences to go along with our reputation for great racing action. “By shifting the start/finish line to Phoenix Raceway’s famed dogleg, fans will be perfectly positioned to watch one of the most exciting turns in motorsports. We are confident the Phoenix Raceway Project powered by DC Solar will put racing in Arizona in a whole new and exciting light.

Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi was on hand a the announcement and commented by saying:

If we needed any more of an invitation to throw it down inside of (Turn) 1, it will be there now.

The 2017 Desert Diamond Valley Phoenix Grand Prix takes place on April 29 and for more information or to purchase tickets visit –



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