LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2010) - The 37th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to take place April 15-17, 2011, will be the third round of next year's IZOD IndyCar SeriesÂ®, IndyCar officials announced today. Next year will mark the...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2010) - The 37th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to take place April 15-17, 2011, will be the third round of next year's IZOD IndyCar Series®, IndyCar officials announced today.
Next year will mark the third running of the IndyCar Series at the famed seaside track, which is 1.97 miles in length and features 11 turns on the downtown streets of Long Beach. Over 170,000 people attended the event last year.
Preceding the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) on March 27, and the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on April 3. After Long Beach, the series will move to the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 1 before returning home for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 on May 29.
"We're delighted to once again feature the IZOD IndyCar Series here at Long Beach this coming April," said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. "The series is experiencing a growth phase in terms of fan interest as well as car counts and should provide our fans with some exciting racing on the streets of Long Beach."
"We look forward to returning to Long Beach, an event with a long and storied history in IndyCar racing," said Terry Angstadt, president, Commercial Division, Indy Racing League. "It continues to be a popular draw with the Southern California racing fans and keeps us strategically position in the second largest market in the United States."
Ticket renewals for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which will feature six races including the IndyCar and American Le Mans series, are underway from now through Sept. 24. Fans can renew their 2010 seats for the 2011 race from the Grand Prix ticket office by calling toll-free at (888) 82-SPEED or by visiting www.gplb.com. Beginning Oct. 12, tickets will go on sale to the general public.
Admission prices for Friday through Sunday start at $26 for a Friday-only general admission ticket to $130 for a three-day ticket, which includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seating on upper levels of the grandstands. Pre-paid parking packages are also available. A ticket brochure a that includes a circuit map, ticket prices and order form can also be obtained by calling the hotline.