100th Indy 500 reserve tickets sold out, general admission tickets still available

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles announced Friday at the Indiana Statehouse that reserve seating for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is sold out.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Senior Vice President of Events for Hulman Motorsports Allison Melangton joined him for the announcement.

General admission tickets are still available, but the grandstands and all hospitality suites will be completely filled. Boles didn't put a number on how many tickets have been sold. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the track at least two hours early due to the expected crowds.

"Every Indianapolis 500 is special, but the buzz surrounding the 100th Running has been building for nearly a year, ever since the checkered flag fell on the 99th," said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. "Our fans are the best in sports and their incredible support of this year's race will make it a truly historic day for 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.'"

All VIP concert tickets are sold and it is expected that the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light will reach capacity for the first time.

So how do you get in?

General admission tickets are just $40 and will put you in the infield, where you can still catch the race.

"You can sit on the spectator mounds inside turn two in the back stretch, in turn three (and) inside turn four there are places to sit and watch," Boles said.

Parking and camping are also sold out.

CBS4 checked Stub Hub, where reserved seats in the stands start at $115 right now. Parking at the track is much steeper, starting at $300.

IMS officials estimate attendance at this year's Indy 500 at more than 350,000, making it the largest since the late 1980's or early 1990's.

If you don't want to pay a premium price or buy general admission, you can still buy tickets to the Angie's List Grand Prix or a number of other events leading up to race day.

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