IndyCar & Baseball

Posted on: October 22, 2010 | Comments(7) | Random | By: Dave

The IZOD IndyCar Series’ 2011 schedule basically runs concurrently with the Major League Baseball regular season and League Championship Series playoff schedule. And because IndyCar visits many markets with major league and Triple-A teams, this is a public service for potential vacation planning.

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Dates on which there’s a baseball homestand or individual game near an IndyCar event venue:

March 27 – Streets of St. Petersburg (Fla.). The Tampa Bay Rays open the season at Tropicana Field with an April 1-3 homestand against Minnesota. Extend your spring break stay from the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

April 10 – Barber Motorsports Park (Ala.). The Atlanta Braves’ home opening stand is April 8-10 against Philadelphia.

April 17 – Streets of Long Beach (Calif.). St. Louis visits the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14-17.

May 29 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians have a homestand in which they play host to Columbus (May 13-16) and Buffalo (May 17-20). Opening Day at the Speedway is May 14, with Pole Day on May 21.

June 11 – Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas Rangers are home to Detroit on June 6-8 if you want to come early and watch a game or two before the racing doubleheader under the lights.

June 19 – The Milwaukee Mile. The Brewers kick off a homestand June 20 against Tampa Bay.

June 25 – Iowa Speedway. The Triple-A Iowa Cubs play host to Memphis (June 21-24) and Albuquerque (June 25-28). June 24 is Fireworks Night.

Aug. 28 – Infineon Raceway (Calif.). The San Francisco Giants play host to Houston (Aug. 25-28).

Sept. 4 – Streets of Baltimore. The Orioles’ homestand against Toronto ends Sept. 1. The Washington Nationals are home to the New York Mets on Sept. 2-4 and continue their homestands Sept. 5 against Los Angeles.


There are 7 comments for this post.

  1. Sean on October 22, 2010 2:42 pm

    Im sorry… but this is the dumbest blog ever… why would you want to schedule an indycar race against an MLB team, of course i will pick the indycar race over baseball, but some people wouldn’t…

  2. Kalinin on October 22, 2010 2:45 pm

    Hm.. I think it’s not “against”, it’s “together”!
    Give discounts if someone buy both tickets, something like that. So if someone has a friend that wants to watch only IndyCar or only MLB they’d help each other, understand?
    Or someone will can go and watch Indy and MLB.
    This is good!

  3. Thickhead Police on October 22, 2010 3:56 pm
    Thickhead Police

    @Sean: How can you not schedule against MLB teams? They play pretty much every damn day.

  4. Number 30 on October 22, 2010 7:11 pm
    Number 30

    And the White Sox start a homestand on August 29, after the race in Chicagoland. Oh…wait…you’re not coming to Chicagoland, so I don’t care.

  5. Seamhead on October 22, 2010 8:08 pm

    Don’t forget that the Washington Nationals are home from Sept 2-4 against the Mets and starting Sept 5 against the Dodgers–and D.C. is just 45 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

  6. Skid on October 22, 2010 10:48 pm

    Indycar & Reds fan in Cincinnati…Ky Speedway only 40min drive from ballpark…anyone know when ky race is next year and if reds are home? Can’t lookup right now…thanks

  7. secundra beasley on October 23, 2010 7:07 pm
    secundra beasley

    I think that this is a fabulous idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

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