Daytona International Speedway Redevelopment Project

Daytona International Speedway Redevelopment Project

Postby V8Stockcar » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:56 am

Daytona International Speedway could look vastly different in two or three years. Exactly how and when is still to be determined. And along those construction lines, comes the inevitable question of whether the track can spend a couple of years re-doing the entire frontstretch grandstands and façade without disrupting its traditional NASCAR race dates. DIS President Joie Chitwood, who unveiled some preliminary drawings last week of the project but has not yet gotten approval to build from the board of parent company International Speedway Corp., said he thinks 2014 would be too soon for any construction impact on the schedule. In discussing future schedules last week, NASCAR Senior Vice President Steve O'Donnell said the Daytona construction schedule would have to be considered when developing a schedule. Chitwood wouldn't rule out a change in Daytona race dates but without a proposed construction schedule, he couldn't predict whether one would be necessary. "Obviously we don't want to really change anything," Chitwood said. "We've got really good event weekends. They work for us. We love our July event  wrap ourselves with the American flag and celebrate the nation's birthday. And who doesn't love Daytona in February and starting off the season? But, look, if we get the opportunity to make some massive redevelopment in our property, we'll have to see how that all shakes out. It's way too early to see if that will change our schedule, and the goal would be not to have to do that.
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Re: Future Daytona construction

Postby V8Stockcar » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:55 am

From Daytona:

I am excited to share with you that Daytona’s proposed redevelopment project has been officially approved!

This historic project, driven by our commitment to provide race fans with a world-class experience, is scheduled to break ground on July 5, 2013 and is targeted for completion in January 2016, in time for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 58th DAYTONA 500.

Once completed, Daytona International Speedway’s new frontstretch will blend the modern amenities that today’s sports fans demand with the heritage that race fans expect from Daytona. The stadium will feature new, larger seats, upgraded ticket gates and entrances, 40 escalators, 10 elevators and 11 football field size fan entertainment areas with new and additional restrooms, concessions and merchandise locations.

As part of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will reduce its capacity by nearly one-third of our current capacity. Given this, current account holders will be given top priority in selecting their new seats for the 2016 events. If you are not a current account holder but would like to attend an event in 2016, we encourage you to purchase tickets for an upcoming event or add your name to the waiting list.

Once the building phase kicks off later this summer, we’ll continue to hold our regularly scheduled events. There will be many more updates along the way including an exciting event during Coke Zero 400 weekend, so check back in with us often online or call 855-285-7223.

I’d like to personally thank all of our race fans who have supported Daytona International Speedway throughout the years. They have helped to make this a special place and provide us with the opportunity to embark on this journey to create an even better experience for you.

I hope to see you during the Coke Zero 400 weekend.

Best Regards,



Joie Chitwood III
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Re: Future Daytona construction

Postby V8Stockcar » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:11 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On Monday morning, Daytona Int’l Speedway began to remove the backstretch grandstand as part of the Daytona Rising redevelopment project. The full removal process will be completed later this year.
By moving all seating to the frontstretch, all attendees will now have the opportunity to enjoy a full race day experience including pre-race ceremonies, pit road action and the facility’s new amenities. Beginning in January 2016, Daytona Int’l Speedway will feature approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats.
Daytona Rising is a $400 million reimagining of the iconic track. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch.
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Re: Daytona International Speedway Redevelopment Project

Postby V8Stockcar » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:01 pm

DAYTONA Rising Hits Two-Year Mark: After successfully hosting another series of events during last month's Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona International Speedway turns its focus on the final stretch of construction activities related to the DAYTONA Rising project. To date, over 40,000 new seats have been installed near the west end of the Speedway along with 14,000 seats in the east end. In addition, new concessions, restrooms, vertical transportation options and several new "neighborhood" areas are in place. Upcoming construction activities include:
" Completion of escalator installation
" Initial installation of solar array structure
" Ongoing installation of trackside suite tower glass
" Continued development of hospitality areas/suites
DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon - Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or "injectors," will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or "neighborhoods," along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.(DIS)(8-8-2015)
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Re: Daytona International Speedway Redevelopment Project

Postby V8Stockcar » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:43 pm

SPEEDWAY TOWER IMPLODED TO MAKE WAY FOR DAYTONA RISING:
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cf ... a%20Rising
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