ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will remain as a cornerstone event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule through at least 2024.
- Race will bring exposure, spectators to the city
- Residents can expect construction process closer to the race dates
- St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman pleased to have the event here for next five years
St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved a four-year extension to the existing agreement with Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC last week.
The race will occur the second weekend of March for the next five years.
This spring break racing tradition has been the season opening event on INDYCAR's annual calendar for the past nine years of its 15-year history.
"The Firestone Grand Prix has a home in the Sunshine City. I am so pleased to have this cornerstone event of the NTT IndyCar Series dedicated to St. Petersburg for the next five years," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.
"I want to thank Kim Green and Kevin Savoree for their partnership, and for their dedication to St. Pete," Krisman added.
The dates for the next five Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg races are:
- March 12-15, 2020
- March 11-14, 2021
- March 10-13, 2022
- March 9-12, 2023
- March 7-10, 2024
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, The Mahaffey Theater, the Salvador Dali Museum and extending onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and the picture St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina.
The set up and tear down process has been reduced each year to 25 days to construct the circuit and entire removal within two weeks.
More Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg information and news updates can be found at gpstpete.com and follow the hashtag #FirestoneGP on social media.