The Indy 500 will be held with 50% of spectators

Those responsible for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have confirmed that on August 23 they will open the doors for half their capacity in the 104th edition.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) officials confirmed this Friday their "commitment to welcome spectators" to the 104th Indianapolis 500 Mile on Sunday, August 23, with attendance limited to 50 percent.

"We commit to the Indianapolis 500 mile contest on Sunday, August 23 and will welcome fans to the world's largest racing venue," said IMS President J. Douglas Boles.

in a statement.

"We will limit attendance to approximately 50 percent of the site's capacity, and we are also finalizing a number of carefully studied additional health and safety measures. We will reveal the specific details of our comprehensive plan in the coming weeks," he adds.

Also, J. Douglas Boles encourages people in high-risk groups to "consider staying home and coming back in 2021." The race was postponed from its original date of Sunday, May 24 due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus.

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