IndyCar: St. Pete GP to begin upgrading seating

Fans attending the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will recognize a nice improvement.

Race fans who attend the March 3-5 event will notice roomier seats. The event organizers, Green Savoree Racing Promotions, have upgraded the grandstands, so seats will have 5 more inches of legroom. The suites will feature stadium-style seats — an option for the rest of the grandstands in the coming years.

“I think you’ve seen that worldwide, sporting arenas have slowly been upgrading,” company co-owner Kim Green said. “This is our first step.”

Green and his business partner, Kevin Savoree, were among the officials who announced the changes during a Thursday ceremony to formally start track construction (which actually began a few days ago).