The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles west of Downtown Indianapolis.
Constructed in 1909, it is the original speedway, the first racing facility so named. It has a permanent seating capacity estimated at 235,000 with infield seating raising capacity to an approximate 400,000. It is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world. In addition to the Indianapolis 500, the speedway also hosts NASCAR’s Brickyard 400. From 2000 to 2007, the speedway also hosted the United States Grand Prix for Formula One. The inaugural USGP race drew an estimated 400,000 spectators, setting a Formula One attendance record. In 2008, the speedway added the Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix, a Grand Prix motorcycle racing event. On the grounds of the speedway is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, which opened in 1956.
- City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Fully Accessible Entry: Yes
- Accessible Restrooms Onsite: Yes
- Restrictive Steps: No Restrictive Museum Steps
Jim’s Accessibility Comments:
This is a great excursion and very wheelchair friendly. Like most sporting events only certain seating is available. The Hall of Fame Museum is especially very wheelchair accessible. There is also a bus tour of the grounds and a wheelchair lift onto the bus. There are wheelchair accessible restrooms.
An interesting footnote is that my grand father raced in the Indy 500 when he was 15 and growing up around Indianapolis.