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The Indianapolis 500 is set to be the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the pandemic

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that it worked with the local public health department to determine the 40-percent venue capacity permitted for the May 30th race with 135-thousand spectators permitted to attendw  The speedway is the largest sporting facility in the world with more than 250-thousand grandstand seats and typically hosts 400-thousand on race day throughout the entire property.  The figure surpasses the largest pandemic crowd of just over 47-thousand spectators who watched Alabama football’s spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 17th.

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