ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The St. Petersburg Firestone Grand Prix, one of the biggest events returning to Pinellas County October 23-25, will allow spectators to attend, according to Mayor Rick Kriseman.
During a city council meeting on Thursday, Mayor Kriseman approved plans to allow the event to hold 20,000 spectators.
The approved plans state: “All participants must wear masks or face coverings at all times, unless they eat or drink with the” No mask, no entry “plan.
Along with the requisite masks and hand sanitizing and hand washing stations around the venue, everyone, including attendees and spectators, will be “given a health and temperature review before entry is permitted”. The paddock and pit lane will also be closed to spectators to encourage social distancing.
“I can’t wait for October 23rd. I know everyone will accept this race on St. Pete Way while adhering to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Let’s have some great races in the Sunshine City, “said Mayor Kriseman.
Tickets previously purchased for the St. Petersburg Firestone Grand Prix and not yet on hold are valid for entry to the gate. For those interested, a limited number of tickets is sold at gpstpete.com.
“It’s exciting to have fans at the St Petersburg Firestone Grand Prix. Our entire team really appreciated the patience and understanding of our ticket holders as we worked through this process with Mayor Kriseman, the City Council and local health officials.” Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of GSSP, organizer of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, said, “It is important that everyone who reads and complies with all COVID-19 protocols makes a fun, safe and secure contribution contributes to successful event for all of us. “
For more information on the COVID-19 logs, see gpstpete.com/covid19faq.