Indy 500 to Host 135,000 in Largest Sports Event in Pandemic
(AP) — The Indianapolis 500 plans to host 135,000 spectators next month, which would make it the largest sporting event in the world since the pandemic. The attendance figure is roughly 40% of what the grandstands hold at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The number was determined after Indianapolis held the NCAA men's tournament without a significant spike in COVID-19 cases in the city. The race ran without fans last year for the first time in history. Most of the seating will be in socially-distanced grandstands. The viewing mounds in the infield will not be offered.