The Daytona International Speedway is getting a facelift with a price tag of up to $400 million. The new upgrades of the front stretch, which are expected to begin July 5th, are meant to give the Daytona grandstands a more modern look and feel. Hoping to be completed in time for the 2016 Daytona 500, these improvements will include the addition of elevators and escalators, a widening of entrances, and the addition of 11 strategically placed social “neighborhoods” which will allow fans to gather and interact without missing the race action. Additionally, backstretch grandstands will be removed while wider and more comfortable seating will be installed throughout the frontstretch. When the project is complete, Daytona will have reduced its capacity by 46,000 seats to 101,000.
It looks like Daytona International Speedway is creating a more comfortable and convenient experience for their fans with these major updates. What do you think of these planned improvements?