Detroit Grand Prix tickets to go on sale next week
Tickets for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will go on sale Tuesday, officials with the race's organizer said.
The race, which will be in its 30th year, will be held on Belle Isle. It's estimated more than 95,000 attend the event.
And for the first time in the race's history, all ticketholders will have access to the Fifth Third Bank Paddock, where fans will be able to see the racing teams and drivers up close in the garage area. They'll also have access to Belle Isle's historic James Scott Memorial Fountain.
Tickets start at $45 for general admission.
“We’ve listened to feedback from our fans and we’ve made some changes that we believe will create an even better experience for everyone at next summer’s Grand Prix,” Bud Denker, the event's chairman, said in a statement. “With more access, new seating options, the opportunity for all ticketholders to get closer to their racing heroes in the Fifth Third Bank Paddock and at the Autotrader Winner’s Circle next to Scott Fountain, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the 30th Grand Prix in Detroit with our fans on Belle Isle in 2019.”
Next year's Detroit Grand Prix will be held May 31-June 2.
First held in Detroit in 1982, the Grand Prix started as a Formula One race through the streets of downtown. In 1989, the event became a CART-sanctioned race in 1989. Four years later, it moved to Belle Isle and continued under the CART/Champ Car banner until 2001.
Business mogul Roger Penske and the Downtown Detroit Partnership joined to spearhead the race's return on Belle Isle in 2007. After the race was delayed after the 2008 season due to an economic downturn, the Grand Prix returned in 2012.
For more information, log on to www.DetroitGP.com.