Southie is the new Monaco. Imagine Grand Prix race cars ripping down Summer Street. Looks like it’s going to be a reality next year!
According to the Boston Herald, South Boston has the green flag as the spot for the Grand Prix of Boston — the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-finale race which will take place on Labor Day weekend in 2016. Race organizers are potentially targeting the area of D and Summer near the Convention Center. The event has potential for over 250,000 visitors to attend the three day race festival featuring events like IndyCar driver autograph sessions and meet-and-greets, car shows, a black-tie shing-dig and more. The weekend will have an annual economic impact of $75 million to $80 million, organizers say.
New Hampshire has NASCAR, Southie has the Grand Prix.
Also on deck – Sail Boston 2017! Mayor Walsh is working to help make that a reality as well! Sail Boston is a festival of tall ships that come into Boston from all over the world and includes a week of activities including a parade of sail and fireworks on Boston Harbor. We love Tall Ships!