Will PGA golf event step on Boston IndyCar race?

Since its debut in 2003, the Deutsche Bank Championship has always been held over Labor Day weekend, drawing tens of thousands of fans to TPC Boston. There might be a Red Sox home stand competing for spectators during the same time, or a Boston College football game, but the golf tournament has taken pride and ownership as the primary local sporting event destination over the late-summer holiday.

In 2016, another event will call on Boston over Labor Day weekend. The Verizon IndyCar Series announced this week that its season finale next year will be the Grand Prix of Boston, run over a temporary street course in South Boston.

The race will be on Sept. 4, 2016. Assuming the Deutsche Bank Championship maintains its customary spot on the PGA Tour schedule, that will be the same day as the third round of the golf tournament. The final round will be held the next day, Sept. 5.

“The Deutsche Bank Championship has proudly served as a Labor Day tradition in New England for over a decade, and we’re excited to welcome the Grand Prix to Boston’s thriving sports community," said Mike Antolini, the DBC’s championship director.

According to Antolini, total attendance for the 2014 DBC was 130,251.

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