Ticket Sales Soar Ahead Of Detroit Grand Prix

James Hinchcliffe during the IndyCar Practice at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

James Hinchcliffe during the IndyCar Practice at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(DETROIT, MI) – In just two weeks, the roar of the engines will once echo along the Detroit River signaling the return of one of the most popular events of the summer in the Motor City; the Detroit Grand Prix. The event will generate excitement as the Raceway at Belle Isle Park will come alive with three days of racing, live music, and family fun between June 1 and 3.

From the results of ticket sales for the event to date, fans are anxiously awaiting the return of the Grand Prix. Sales are up 15 per cent over the same time period in 2017, and the increase clearly demonstrates the elevated interest in the Grand Prix as the first green flag of the weekend draws near.

“There’s definitely a lot of anticipation building for the Grand Prix and we hear it from our fans everyday. They can’t wait to be back on Belle Isle and celebrate the start of the summer in the Motor City,” said Bud Denker, chairman of the Detroit Grand Prix. “It’s great to see that ticket sales are ahead of pace from this time one year ago and we encourage fans that haven’t yet purchased tickets to get your orders in now. We still have some great seats left, but we’ve really seen the interest pick up over the last few days and with the Indianapolis 500 creating a lot of buzz this week and next, we expect we’ll continue to see sales increase.”

Grand Prix tickets start as low as $40 and fans can purchase tickets by visiting online or by calling the ticket hotline at 866-464-PRIX (7749).

The on-track lineup at the Grand Prix continues to be one of the best in racing with seven races over three days on non-stop action, including two full-points paying IndyCar Series races on back-to-back days in the Dual in Detroit, along with the exotic sports cars of the IMSA SportsCar Championship racing on Saturday, June 3 in the Sports Car Classic.

Eric Curran and Dane Cameron driving the N0. 31 Corvette DP followed by James French and James Vance driving the No. 38 ORECA FLM09 and Michael Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith driving the No. 52 ORECA FLM09 during the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship during the 2015 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on 29 May 2015.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Eric Curran and Dane Cameron driving the N0. 31 Corvette DP followed by James French and James Vance driving the No. 38 ORECA FLM09 and Michael Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith driving the No. 52 ORECA FLM09 during the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship during the 2015 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on 29 May 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Off the track, the Grand Prix features entertainment for fans of all ages.

The Fan Zone includes displays from the Detroit sports teams in the Detroit Sports District, interactive experiences including the IndyCar Fan Village, tailgating games inside the Party Pit, along with plenty of family-friendly activities.

Throughout the weekend, local and national acts will perform on the Entertainment Stage inside the Fan Zone, including pop duo A Great Big World and rising star rocker Tom Walker on Saturday along with country music star David Nail on Sunday.

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