Indy ticket prices set to rise

An Indianapolis 500 ticket will cost more in 2014.

In a copy of the pricing structure obtained today by The Star, two-thirds of the tickets will increase by about 15 percent. The rest will remain the same.

The largest increase is in tickets that cost $150 this year; they will cost $175 next year. The only grandstands not impacted by the increase are most of the North, South and Northeast Vistas along with the G and H Stands plus wheelchair accessible seating.

All general admission tickets will increase. Practice days will increase from $10 to $15, qualification days from $15 to $20, Carb Day from $20 to $30 and race day from $30 to $40.

Account holders will be notified of the increase in the coming days.

The last ticket increase was in 2004.

Beginning Jan. 1, all tickets will carry an admissions tax that is part of the recently created motor sports entertainment tax district. Tickets of more than $175 will be taxed at 6 percent, tickets in the $100-$149 range will be taxed at 3 percent and tickets $99 and less will be taxed at 2 percent. Indy Star

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