With construction for Richmond Raceway Reimagined (Reimagined) underway, the evolution of Richmond Raceway (Richmond) continues as the track announces additional fan-based capital improvements in Turns 3 and 4. Richmond will further enhance the fan experience with a premium RV park in Turn 3 and party deck in Turn 4. The new improvements will launch over Richmond’s Toyota spring race weekend on April 20-21, 2018.
The new party deck in Turn 4 will provide a tiered viewing experience with a drink rail. The party deck will compare to similar fan areas in Major League Baseball stadiums. The premium RV park in Turn 3 will have water and power hook-ups in a private, fenced-in area overlooking the track. The Old Dominion and Colonial Grandstands, as well as additional views from the Frontstretch, will be removed as part of the continuing redevelopment of the track.
Attached is a rendering of the Turn 3 & 4 improvements.
“Richmond Raceway Reimagined was the start of the redevelopment of the fan experience at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The fan-based capital improvements in Turns 3 and 4 will provide fans with improved experiences in time for our Toyota spring race weekend. Richmond has been a racing destination for 70 years, and this is another step in preparing the track for race fans over the next 70 years.”
The fan-based capital improvements with the new party deck and premium RV park continues the evolution of Richmond’s iconic racing experience at the historic track. The grandstand capacity for Richmond will remain in excess of 50,000, which is comparable to other major league sporting facility in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia region. The capacity includes the availability to bi-annually host the most fans in the modernized infield in track history as part of Reimagined, the $30 million privately funded infield redevelopment project.
Reimagined is part of the multi-phase masterplan with the modernized infield being the first step in offering new, interactive fan experiences. Reimagined is one of the foundations for the future of motorsports facilities. Richmond continues to be an economic and tourism catalyst hosting two of the largest single-day sporting events in the Commonwealth of Virginia annually.
To learn more about Reimagined, visit richmondracewayreimagined.com. The website includes images, video, and up-to-date information on the project.