This year's Indianapolis 500 will take place without spectators

Indianapolis 500, Photo Date: 5/29/2011

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis 500 will take place on August 23 without spectators in attendance due to COVID-19 concerns in Marion County.

The announcement was made Tuesday that the 104th edition of “The Great American Race” will be the first without in-person spectators.

Officials initially planned to run the event with 25% capacity at the outdoor facility but on Tuesday, cited a growing number of COVID-19 cases in Marion County as their reason for closing the event to fans altogether.

Individuals who still have tickets for this year’s Indy 500 will be credited for the 2021 Indy 500. They will retain their seniority and their originally assigned seats.

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