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.