Daytona Rising hits two-year mark, offers progress update

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The Daytona International Speedway is heading into the final stretch of construction activities related to the Daytona Rising project. The US$400m reimagining of the Daytona International Speedway includes five expanded and redesigned entrances, which will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or ‘neighborhoods,’ along the nearly mile-long front stretch.

At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with trackside views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.

“We’re thrilled to reach the two-year mark in the Daytona Rising project,” said Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III. “We will keep up the momentum and remain on schedule so that our fans can see the world’s first motorsports stadium in January 2016.”

To date, over 40,000 new seats have been installed near the west end of the Speedway along with 14,000 seats in the east end. In addition, new concessions, restrooms, vertical transportation options and several new neighborhood areas are in place.

Upcoming construction activities include the completion of escalator installation, initial installation of the solar array structure, ongoing installation of trackside suite tower glass, and continued development of hospitality areas and suites.

August 14, 2015

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