14 Turn, 1.8 Mile Waterfront Track
March 22 - 24th Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Downtown St. Petersburg. Series of races along a picturesque 14 turn, 1.8 mile temporary track. Features the Izod IndyCar, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, USF2000 National Championship, Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Plus Expanded Bright House Speed Zone, Yacht Club, Indy Fan Village, autograph sessions, Ferris Wheel, go cart racing, celebrity sightings and more!
Parking and Transportation Information
With more than 25,000 parking spaces within a mile of the race track, city officials expect sufficient and successful parking and transportation for the upcoming Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Parking options include:
The following downtown streets will be closed or have limited access to traffic today through race weekend:
Closed - Beach Dr. from Central Ave. to First Ave. S;
Closed - First St. from First Ave. S to Fifth Ave. S;
Closed until approx. April 5 - Albert Whitted Park, motorized and pedestrian traffic
Limited Access on Second Ave. S from First to Second St. S;
Limited Access - First St. S from Fifth Ave. S to Eighth Ave. S AND Sixth Ave. S from Second St. to First St. from March 20 through March 27, 2013;
Since mid-February, Bayshore Drive. S.E. from First Ave. S to Fifth Ave. S will be closed to traffic for racetrack construction until Friday, April 5. Albert Whitted Park is closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic through April 8. And the Saturday Morning Market will not be held Grand Prix weekend, March 23, but returns in its regular location at Al Lang parking lot Saturday, April 6.
Race officials urge everyone around the track construction site to use caution and heed posted signage for their own safety. Marked construction areas are closed sites even when active construction is not present and could result in serious injury if warnings are disregarded.
Throughout race weekend, Albert Whitted Airport will remain open with limited access via Sixth Ave. S. Limited access to USF-St. Petersburg, the Coast Guard Station, the Port of St. Petersburg, and Demens Landing will also be available; however, the boat ramp will be closed.
For updated Grand Prix news road closure news releases, click here.