Cost to buy a 40-person VIP Suite to the race.
Cited benefits to the South Boston community.
The Boston Globe
A diverse coalition of residents pursued every angle to bring attention to the adverse impacts of the race on public health, safety, and the environment... In the end, the group’s hard work and participation in the public process paid off.
The 4-1 vote by the city’s Conservation Commission is the latest unexpected roadblock to the race...
The race promoters, Boston Grand Prix, claimed that getting a new permit could cause more delays that force them to scrap the race, but the commission Wednesday rejected that argument, blaming the Grand Prix for not trying for a permit sooner.
BOSTON — Thousands of Boston residents are set to face major construction and traffic issues ahead of the Boston IndyCar Grand Prix race, planned for Labor Day weekend.
A group of Boston residents say they’re launching a formal opposition group to fight the Hub’s planned IndyCar race in the Seaport this September — vowing to push Mayor Martin J. Walsh to scrap the Labor Day event they say will be “completely disruptive of (their) lives.”
“This race was approved before there were any public meetings and now, four months from construction starting, we’re being giving our first glimpse into the details of the plan. And we still can’t get many of the important details.”
South Boston Online
The meeting left one overall FPNA question unanswered: Is hosting the Grand Prix/IndyCar Series the best use of Boston’s time and energies? The City of Boston has some serious, unresolved issues to contend with.
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What We Know
Boston Globe: "There’s a lot more explaining to do. The City of Baltimore signed a similar, multiyear deal, but it was canceled after two years and arguments over unpaid debt."
Letter to MAYOR WALSH
Letter to Governor Baker
Review under MEPA
Why the race shouldn't be able to skip environmental review.