The waterfront roads of St. Petersburg – along with the runways of nearby Albert Whitted Airport – are transformed into a street course for IndyCar racers each spring. The event has become the traditional opening event for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Celebrities from the sport and entertainment world have become fixtures at the event along with driver autograph sessions, fan exhibits, beer gardens and more.
March 3-5, 2023
The Big Attraction:
The location is the big attraction. St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront district has become a popular entertainment destination over the last decade, lined with popular restaurants and respected museums.
This year’s event features 10 races from six different series. Daily general admission tickets are $25 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, and $60 for Sunday. Single-day grandstand seats are $120 for upper rows and $95 in lower rows. Junior pricing is available for ages 12 and under.
Multi-day tickets remain available for purchase for those fans wanting to attend all three days of the event weekend. A 3-day general admission ticket is $65, and 3-day grandstand seats are $155 and $125 for upper and lower rows, respectively.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will open its season in St. Petersurg for the 13th time with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding, marking its 19th annual visit to “The Sunshine City.” The weekend schedule will also feature INDYCAR’s future stars as INDY NXT by Firestone speeds through downtown. More of the sport’s rising open-wheel stars looking to climb the professional racing ladder will compete in doubleheader races for both the USF Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires and USF2000 Presented by Cooper Tires series. The loaded schedule also includes the variety of Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich and SRO’s GT America powered by AWS sports car action for fans to enjoy.
Downtown St. Petersburg, FL
Grand Prix of St. Petersburg official site