Guide To The 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone Grand Prix

March 26, 2014 2:25 PM

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(photo: Chris Trotman/Getty Images Sport)

(photo: Chris Trotman/Getty Images Sport)

IndyCar racing’s 2014 Firestone Grand Prix is coming to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg the weekend of March 28 – 30.  The Firestone Grand Prix is not only one of racing’s most picturesque settings, it’s also first race in the 2014 season for the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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Firestone Prix in St. Petersburg

Track is at 1st Street S. and 5th Avenue S.
Downtown St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 898-4639
www.gpstpete.com

Date: Friday – Sunday, March 28 – 30, 2014

Single ticket prices start at $20 for kids and $35 for adults

Parking & Shuttles

On-site parking is extremely limited and only available with event-issued parking passes. Public parking is available nearby in metered spaces or city-owned garages. City parking garages will charge an all-day event rate. Garages include South Core (enter from the north side of 1st Avenue S. between 2nd and 1st Streets) or the BayWalk Garage (enter from 2nd Street N. between 1st and 2nd Avenues N.) Private lots, garages and on-street parking will also be available.

There will be a free shuttle from Tropicana Field parking lots to the race track. Parking at Tropicana Field will be $10. The shuttle will pick passengers up outside the main parking gate at 10th Street N. and 3rd Avenue S. and drop passengers near the Hilton hotel on the north side of 4th Avenue S. between 2nd and 3rd Streets N. (approximately two blocks from Gate 5). The shuttle will operate Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 7am – 7pm.

Directions

From the north (Tampa)
I-275 south
I-175 east via (left) exit 22
Keep left onto 5th Avenue S.
Track is at 1st Street S. and 5th Avenue S.

From the north (Clearwater)
US-19 south
54th Avenue N. east
I-275 south
I-175 east via (left) exit 22
Keep left onto 5th Avenue S.
Track is at 1st Street S. and 5th Avenue S.

From the south
I-275 north (Sunshine Bay Bridge)
I-175 east via exit 22
Keep left onto 5th Avenue S.
Track is at 1st Street S. and 5th Avenue S.

Schedule

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FRIDAY March 28, 2014
8:00am – 6:00pm GATES OPEN
8:00am Practice USF2000
8:35am Practice Pro Mazda
9:20am Practice Pro Mazda
10:00am   Practice Verizon IndyCar Series
12:15pm Practice Stadium Super Trucks
1:00pm Practice Indy Lights
2:00pm   Practice Verizon IndyCar Series
3:00pm Practice USF2000
3:35pm Practice Pro Mazda
4:20pm Practice Pirelli World Challenge
6:30pm 5K RUN Wish for Our Heroes 5K
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SATURDAY March 29, 2014
8:00am – 6:00pm GATES OPEN
8:00am Qualification Pirelli World Challenge
9:00am Practice Indy Lights
10:00am Practice Verizon IndyCar Series
11:00am Qualification USF2000
11:45am Qualification Pro Mazda
12:30pm Race #1 Stadium Super Trucks
1:15pm Qualification Indy Lights
2:00pm Qualification Verizon IndyCar Series
3:25pm Race #1 Pirelli World Challenge
4:40pm Race #1 USF2000
5:35pm Race #1 Pro Mazda
SUNDAY March 30, 2014
8:00am – 6:00 PM GATES OPEN
8:50am Race #2 USF2000
9:45am Warm-Up Verizon IndyCar Series
10:30am Race #2 Pro Mazda
11:25am Race #2 Pirelli World Challenge
12:45pm Race Indy Lights
2:00pm Race #2 Stadium Super Trucks
2:35pm Pre-Race Activities IndyCar Series
3:20pm Race Verizon IndyCar Series

*** ABC will have a live telecast of the event on Sunday, March 30, with pre-race at 3 p.m. ET. The green flag will fly at 3:27 p.m.

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RACE MAP

GATE TIMES & LOCATIONS;

Friday: 8a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Gate 1 is located at 1st Avenue S. and 1st Street S., and offers on-site ticket sales.
  • Gate 5 is located at 5th Avenue S. and 2nd Street N., and offers on-site ticket sales. Gate 5 also houses the Will Call ticket window.
  • Both gates are accessible.
  • Please see posted track crossing times.

  Fun Things To Do Include -

  • Verizon IndyCar Series Fan Village – Located by gate 1, next to the Speed Zone, will have numerous displays from the various sponsors of the race. Find out more about the sponsors and what they do to provide excitement all season long.
  • Beer Gardens
  • Bright House Speed Zone – Located near Turns 5 & 6 and the Firestone Bridge. There are many interactive displays and racing simulators for families and children of all ages.  Rock climbing wall, Mechanical Bull and Pit Stop Challenge. The Speed Zone will also host the various autograph sessions to take place during the weekend, including the IndyCar driver session on Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Live Music
  • Ride the giant 80 foot Ferris Wheel

Prohibited Items List

Audio/Video recording devices
Coolers
Folding chairs
Food, beverages, alcohol
Frisbees, helium balloons, or inflatable items of any kind
Golf carts for personal use
Glass bottles/containers, cans (including aerosol)
Laptop computers
Large bags, including but not limited to: duffel and grocery bags, luggage
Laser lights and pointers
Motorcycles or off-road vehicles (including ATVs, ATCs, dune bug bicycles)
Pets (service animals excepted)
Skateboards, rollerblades, roller-skates, scooters, or bicycles

 

 

 

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