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While the Indianapolis 500 race is known as “the greatest spectacle in racing”, the parade that leads up to the race continues to compete with the Rose Bowl as the second largest parade in the country, if not the world.
The 52nd annual Indianapolis 500 Parade will get underway at noon on Saturday 23 May, just 24 hours before the big race. The streets of downtown Indianapolis are already lined with bleachers and flags and banks of portable bathrooms are arriving this week in anticipation of more than 300,000 spectators.
All 33 starting drivers will serve as honorary grand marshalls while the legendary basketball hall of famer and college basketball analyst Dick Vitale will be the 2009 Grand Marshall. This year’s pole position sitter, Helio Castroneves, will certainly be a favorite in the parade, as will SpongeBob Squarepants.
Finding a place to stand and watch the parade for free is difficult along the route, as the bleacher seats use up almost every inch of sidewalk space. It is adviseable to purchase a ticket for the bleacher seats which are very reasonably priced. Indianapolis 500 parade tickets can be purchased through CircleCityTickets.com until they are sold out.
My last check at CircleCityTickets.com showed ony 92 tickets left, so HURRY!!!! Those tickets will not last.