Along the bottom of the stands, metal folding chairs are used!
The vertical lines you see in the stands are aisles. There are two sections or boxes between aisles.
|The two views above are from Box 21, Row H, seat 3 of Penthouse B
Demonstrates the new support beams interfering with view above Row F (2018)
STAND B is shown in orange
|Stand B is the track's second grandstand, originally built in 1910.
The current version was built in 1954 and renovated in 2003 and 2016.
|Above is how Penthouse B looks like after the 2016 rebuild. Notice the 3-row upper deck that was added.
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Below shows how the new roof over B Penthouse appears.
Grandstand B at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is along the outside of
the front straight toward Turn 1.
It has a view of the front straight and Turn 1.
Stand B has two levels:
PENTHOUSE B - upper deck, and STAND B - lower deck
The Penthouse level has a roof.
The Penthouse acts as a roof for the back upper half of STAND B.
Each of these may be divided further:
Rows A - H
The front rows will be in the sun early in the day. Rows G & H have support beams blocking views.
A new 3-row upper tier added in 2016. Contains even further sight line disruptions, especially at the
south end where the roof of Penthouse E blocks the view of Turn 1.
Notes: Elevators were installed in 2016 and some seating was made available for wheel chairs.
The fold up chairs were replaced with stadium-style chairs.
There are bathrooms and concession stands up there.
Seat 1 is on the aisle.
STAND B is divided into Boxes, randing from Box 1 at the northern end and going up to Box 25.
Rows Q - Z are in the upper part of the stand and consists of aluminum stands with backrests.
Rows E - P are in a lower section and contains fold up chairs. The number of rows vary from box to box.
Each letter consists of two rows - the first row cotains seats 1-12, 2nd row is seats 13-24.
Front lower rows, not protected from rain, but will be in shade later in the afternoon.
Higher rows are protected from rain. Only top half protected from morning sun.
Notes: View of Giant TV across the track from middle of STAND B
|The two views above were taken 2018 from Penhouse B, Box 25, Row CC
This is the new upper tier created in 2016.
On the right, the roof of E Penthouse blocks the view of Turn 1!
Photo-journals from when I sat in these stands:
INDY 500 Qualifying - 2012 ,
INDYCAR GRAN PRIX - 2017 ,