Indy 500 sells out, local TV blackout lifted

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced that the local TV blackout has been lifted for this year’s Indianapolis 500.

Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles joined IMS President Doug Boles to make the announcement on Wednesday morning.

“With no way to accommodate more fans… we’re also announcing we’ll suspend the television delay,” Miles said.

IMS announced that all of the suites, reserved seating and infield general admission tickets are sold out for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. They say it’s the first sellout in Indy 500 history.

Miles said there will be a way to accommodate people who didn’t buy general admission tickets but still have Snakepit passes and parking passes.

“We felt like if we kept selling, we might sell another 30,000+ tickets… we felt it was not appropriate,” Miles said.

Boles advised people to get there early, plan ahead and be patient.

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