Gearing up for 2015!!!!
2015 Honda Indy Toronto will take place June 12-14 at Exhibition Place, Toronto.
Due to the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games taking place in Toronto this summer, we have been forced to move from our long-standing date in mid-July to this new date in mid-June. We will be returning to our mid-July date in 2016 and 2017.
There was much speculation this past Fall about moving the event to another venue and another date. The truth is, there were in fact many long discussions in this regard. We kept an open mind and thoroughly evaluated all viable options. At the end of the day, the criteria really focused on the delivery of the best possible experience for our race fans, teams and drivers, festival goers, hospitality clients and sponsors. Consistently, the feedback from these key constituents was that to maintain the integrity of the event we must continue the heritage of racing in the streets of Toronto. Accordingly, our only real viable option was to stay at Exhibition Place and move the date to June for 2015.
Moving to a June date certainly provides our team with some exciting new challenges and opportunities. We plan to capitalize on our new date's close proximity to the Indy 500 (May 24), the Verizon IndyCar Series double header weekend in Detroit (May 29-31), and Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal (June 7) to substantially increase awareness about the event and attract new fans that have typically been on summer holidays in July.
Once again, we will present an outstanding line up of racing, including Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, USF2000, and Pro Mazda. Returning due to popular demand will be exotic car racing in the form of the Porsche GT3 Cup and Robby Gordon's SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks. We're even trying to get more racing on the track - if we can squeeze in more time – so stay tuned!
The off-track festival activities continue to be ever so well received and fans can look forward new and entertaining initiatives in this regard, to be announced shortly. Once again, stay tuned!
Current two-day ticket holders have now received their new ticket renewal offer, which expires on Sunday, February 15th. As always, it is extremely important to us that these valued customers receive the best possible ticket offer. In so doing, by renewing your tickets now you also have the opportunity to win some pretty exciting prizes including a Pace Car ride! Please refer to the renewal letter for all the details. Tickets for the general public will be released on Tuesday, February 17th.
We’re looking forward to racing in the streets of Toronto in June 2015!