The Paddock is located on the outer west side of the track beginning at the midpoint of the front straight and continuing to a point across from the entrance to Gasoline Alley. The paddock is bordered on the north by C Stand and the Hulman Suites and on the south by A Stand. The Paddock comprises four fairly distinct areas: Paddock Box, Paddock Sections, Paddock Penthouse, and Paddock Press Penthouse. Each area will be described separately below.
According to a 2004 count conducted by Indianapolis Star reporter Curt Cavin, the Paddock has 26,370 seats.
Paddock Boxes are on the lower level, and are the lowest and closest to the track. They start at box 69 next to C Stand, and end across from the entrance to Gasoline Alley at box 1, next to A Stand. Rows are A-V. The Pagoda and yard of bricks are across from boxes 18-25, and the podium is across from boxes 26-30.
Paddock Sections are on the lower level, but are higher than the Paddock Boxes. Most of the Paddock Sections are covered by the upper deck. The sections start at section 33 next to C Stand, and end across from the entrance to Gasoline Alley at section 1, next to A Stand. Rows are AA-VV. The Pagoda and yard of bricks are across from section 11, and the podium is across from sections 13-14.
Paddock Penthouse boxes are on the upper level. They start at box 48 next to C Stand and the Hulman Suites, and end across from the entrance to Gasoline Alley at box 1, next to A Stand. Paddock Penthouse rows are A-M, with no row I. The Pagoda and yard of bricks are across from boxes 12-17, and the podium is across from boxes 18-20. Seats 3-4 of Paddock Penthouse box 15, row A straddle the yard of bricks.
Paddock Press Penthouse
The Paddock Press Penthouse is suspended below the upper deck of the Paddock and once served as the Speedway’s official “media center”. They start at box 33 next to C Stand and the Hulman Suites, and end at the start/finish line at box 1, next to the broadcast booths. The broadcast booths (media only) then run from booth 38 at the start/finish line and end at booth 1 next to A Stand. Paddock Press Penthouse boxes comprise only two rows, A & B.
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- Originally built in 1911.
- Rebuilt with steel and concrete in 1946.
- Pressbox constructed on top of Paddock in 1947.
- New double-deck Paddock grandstand and pressbox in 1961.
- 600-foot addition in 1963.
- 300-foot addition in 1977.
- Renovated from 1995 - 1998.
- Gift shop under paddock added in 1998.
- LED scoreboards installed in 2003.
- Renovation of Paddock Penthouse Plazas in 2003.
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