Indy 500 organizers announce sellout, lift TV blackout


The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — All tickets for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 have been sold and, for only the third time in history, local race fans will be able to watch the race live on television.

Race organizers made the announcement Wednesday morning.

The race has traditionally been televised on tape delay in the Indianapolis television market.

But with all reserved seating, suite and general admission tickets sold out for the 100th running of the race, the blackout was lifted. The race has not been televised live locally since the 1950s.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued a statement in support of the decision to lift the blackout.

Tickets for Friday’s final practice and Saturday’s Legends Day are still available.

The Associated Press

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