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Indianapolis 500 welcomes 135,000 fans in global benchmark

Colton Herta
Posted at 3:11 PM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 15:11:59-04

INDIANANPOLIS -- The Indianapolis 500 has welcomed back 135,000 fans, the most at any sports event in the world since the pandemic began 18 months ago.

The number represents 40% of the speedway’s capacity and was agreed upon by health officials.

Fans came early and were ready to party.

Most had no concerns about COVID-19.

A year ago, no fans were allowed for the race that was delayed from May to August.

This year, celebrities were back and fans were everywhere.