Texas Motor Speedway continues to invest money into making its venue more attractive for fans.
A year after undergoing a much-needed repave project to minimize the length of a rain delay, the track announced plans for a new club area on Monday.
TMS unveiled plans for what it called the “Restart BAR Zone,” an indoor/outdoor seating area above the restart zone at the start of the dogleg section on the frontstretch. It’ll sit approximately 26 rows up and is expected to have a capacity in the range of 200 to 350 fans.
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Ticket options for the section have yet to be announced.
The goal is to have the new area ready for the first race weekend of 2018, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader April 6-8.
Fans in the section will have the ability to watch races in outdoor seats at half-round tables, bar stools and fixed seats. The outside section will also feature space for fans to play tailgate-type games such as cornhole.
The inside will be a climate-controlled area that has the race on multiple TVs. This will also service fans who want to get away from the weather or noisy action from the race.
TMS’ parent company, Speedway Motorsports Inc., announced similar concepts for Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“The Restart BAR Zone Club offers several options for our fans that have never been available at Texas Motor Speedway,” SMI president and CEO Marcus Smith said in a statement. “Fans can be outside to take in all the raw action and power fans love to experience at our races or they can go inside to a quieter environment and visit with others.
“Previously, we have heard from fans that they would enjoy the option of both experiences so this is a way we can accommodate both. Fans are going to love it.”