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Getting to the Indianapolis 500, parking... and how to get home

Posted at 8:21 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 20:23:21-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- How are you going to get to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race day... and once you get there, where are you going to park? It's best to plan ahead.

All parking lots at IMS are sold out for race day. If you were lucky enough to secure a spot, remember to bring your pre-purchased parking pass or you won't get in.

Infield parking lots open at 6 a.m. If you have a pre-paid infield parking pass, you must enter through either Gate 2 or Gate 10. 

Limited accessible race day parking spaces are still available, To purchase ADA parking, contact the IMS ticket office directly at 317-492-6700.

Exterior parking lots will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday. It is all paid parking, both general and ADA.

Street closures include: 

  • Holt Road from Washington to 16th Street
  • 10th Street from White River West Dr. to Lynhurst
  • Polco from 10th Street to 16th Street

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If you decided to ditch your car and take a taxi, Uber or Lyft, pick up and dropoff locations are:

  • Taxi: 10th Street and Polco Street
  • Lyft, Uber and Rideshare: Main Street and Gilman Street

After the race, don't forget traffic patterns change. According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, you'll find one-way traffic outbound on the following streets.

  • 16th Street from Gate 2 to Dr. Martin Luther King Street. I-65 can be accessed by going north or south on MLK
  • 30th Street is one-way from Gate 10a to I-65
  • Lynhurst from Crawfordsville Road to 10th Street
  • 10th Street from Lynhurst to I-465

These are the dedicated outbound routes:

  • Crawfordsville Road
  • Rockville Road from Lynhurst to I-465
  • Moller Road from 30th Street to 38th Street
  • 38th Street from I-65 to I-465

Closures after the race:

  • Ramps at I-70 and Holt Road
  • Ramps at I-465 and Rockville Road 
  • Ramps at I0-465 and 10th Street

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