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Construction Begins On Second Phase Of Baltimore Grand Prix Race Course

Second phase of track construction will include three grandstands
The second phase “officially began in constructing” the downtown Baltimore Grand Prix race course that will be used for the inaugural Labor Day weekend Izod IndyCar Series event, according to Don Markus of the Baltimore SUN. Race Dir of Operations Martyn Thake and Baltimore Racing Development President Jay Davidson said that the new phase, which “includes putting up safety fences and grandstand seating for some of the 100,000 expected race fans, will cost around” $2.5M. Three main grandstands “will be built at the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Convention Center and Camden Yards.” Davidson said that having “three ‘anchors’ gives the Baltimore Grand Prix an advantage over other race courses that typically have one main area for fans to congregate.” Thake said two local companies, Paul J. Rock and Conder and Associates, will do "a majority" of the work on this phase of the course construction (Baltimore SUN, 7/26).
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