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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg rescheduled to April in hopes of more fans attending

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 11:37:57-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been rescheduled to April in hopes of more fans being able to attend.

Officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) and INDYCAR made the announcement on Wednesday.

The event was originally scheduled for March 5 to March 7 but will now be taking place from April 23 to April 25.

"I want to thank our friends at INDYCAR and our partners at Green Savoree for putting the health and safety of fans first. Each of these races takes an incredible amount of work from hundreds of dedicated professionals, and I know the decision to move the date of the race is not made lightly,” said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. “I appreciate the drivers, teams, staff, and most of all the fans for their patience and understanding. I look forward to welcoming everyone to the next Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.”

The rescheduled event will be subject to the guidance and mandates of national, state and local authorities regarding public gatherings as the conditions evolve with the ongoing pandemic.

The health and safety of all associated with this event will remain the priority of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

“We appreciate the officials at INDYCAR for their support in setting a new date for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and also to Mayor Kriseman and his team at the City of St. Petersburg for identifying a time when it will be conducive for more fans to attend,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of GSSP, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “We are grateful to keep the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in the springtime window and also maintain the live national broadcast coverage of the race on NBC.”

Officials said additional event information and customer FAQs will be posted at gpstpete.com in the coming days.

Ticket purchasers on file and also those customers who deferred tickets from the 2020 event will also receive direct communication on the renewal and ticketing process.