Friday Five: Why You Need a Bronze Badge in 2015

Published On February 6, 2015 » 2852 Views» By admin » Blogs, Friday Five, IMS, Indy 500, Photography

The coveted Bronze Badge is now available for purchase and, for the first time, fans can purchase online at IMS.com/BronzeBadge! A Bronze Badge gives fans month-long access to the famed Gasoline Alley where they get a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of their favorite Verizon IndyCar Series teams. Never owned a Bronze Badge before? We’re here to tell you why you ABSOLUTELY need one this May.

ONE: AUTOGRAPHS, AUTOGRAPHS, AUTOGRAPHS. Dying to start, or add, to your autograph collection? A Bronze Badge is your ticket to all the autographs you desire. Drivers, team owners and Indy 500 legends walk the rows of garages in Gasoline Alley. This is the perfect opportunity to grab an autograph or photo with your hero.

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TWO: YOU’LL SAVE A TON. When you buy a Bronze Badge you don’t have to worry about gate entry fees for the entire month. Well, except Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indy and Indy 500 Race Day. But that’s still 15 days … yes, 15 whole days that you walk through the IMS gates without paying a penny. You’ll save $80 by using a Bronze Badge for gate entry every day compared to paying gate entry each of those days.

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THREE: OPENING DAY. If you haven’t checked out the 2015 Month of May schedule you may not know that Opening Day is set for May 3 this year. That’s the earliest we’ve opened in six years. And this year it will be extra-exciting when IndyCar debuts their new oval aero packages. And with your Bronze Badge you get in for F-R-E-E.

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FOUR: PIT ACCESS DAY. If you’re a Bronze Badge holder you’ll want to make sure you have May 18 off from work. On that Monday all fans with a Bronze Badge will be given pit access. See your favorite teams in action during the final full-day IndyCar practice before the 2015 Indy 500.

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FIVE: ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE. A Bronze Badge is your backstage pass to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. You’ll see cars being built and some being re-built after returning to the garage after a practice accident. You’ll see your childhood heroes and be able to stop them for a quick chat and a picture. You’ll see the up-and-comers of the Verizon IndyCar Series and say you were one of the first fans to get their autograph. Why should you get a Bronze Badge? Because it’s the best experience in motorsports.

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