The 100th running of the Indy 500 will happen in 2016, and in anticipation of the centenary celebrations, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has begun Project 100. As part of a request the track made for state funding to assist with the plan (which is expected to cost from $70 million to $100 million), track officials have announced plans to upgrade infrastructure, add more video boards and better grandstands. Fan experiences and promotional venues are also part of the plan, and better lighting could "make it possible for some races to run at night."

A blog and interactive content will keep up with progress and new ideas. The first stage of the three-phase initiative goes from now until next June 1, the second stage until the following June, the concluding segment going from June 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016. You can be a part of it by checking out the Project 100 website and submitting your ideas for how to improve the track; forums are already chattering about a proposed fan fair and the changes being considered to Georgetown Boulevard.

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      Looks like a whale surfacing to eat a bunch of hippies.
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      The IMS is such a dump. There are only 4 races a year. My company had suites there and they had CRT TVs outside the suites. Lower the prices for the seats and generate revenue with the volume of people. Cheapest tickets for the MotoGP were $60 and only 50,000 people went. The IMS can fit 250,000. Find a way to fill those seats. How about track day a weekend a month for amateurs or people who want to see how fast they can top out their cars?
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      id like to see more sculpted infrastructure like that. why not? this is the largest consumer market in the world right?
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      The movie Dune called, and they would like their sand worm back...
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