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Kansas Speedway

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    • International Speedway Corporation
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Design Achievement - When International Speedway Corporation (ISC) wanted to expand its brand in the Midwest with a regional raceway, it turned to DLR Group to design a fan and driver friendly track as the centerpiece of a regional mixed-use destination. DLR Group worked closely with ISC to program and optimize revenue generating opportunities and fan amenities. A wide variety of seating options with corresponding price points were devised to meet the needs of NASCAR fans in the region. A signature feature of the design was the first interactive Fan Walk at an ISC venue. The Fan Walk provides direct access to the infield allowing spectators to experience the inspection garages, victory lane, and one of-a-kind views to the track from the infield and turn one. The Fan Walk concept has since been copied and implemented at race tracks across the country.

Scope Summary - This NASCAR facility is sited on more than 1,300 acres on the western edge of metropolitan Kansas City. The speedway features a 1.5 mile tri-oval configuration with 10.4 degree banking in the front stretch and 15 degree banking in the turns. The design includes a Driver's Family Center, an Emergency Care Center, four garages with 30 bays each, inspection building, and press/media center. Kansas Speedway opened with an initial 75,000 seats in the central grandstand and 900 seats in upper-level suites. Continuous demand for tickets has warranted further seating expansion. Grandstand seating combined with RV parking in the infield and along the backside of the track accommodates more than 100,000 fans on race day. The grandstand includes 44 single suites, nine double and two triple suites. A 10,800 SF administration building includes ticketing, conference rooms, and offices. DLR Group provided architecture and engineering services for this project.

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  • Track of the Year

    Sports Business Journal