During the last month, Daytona International Speedway continued to move forward with the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. Key areas of the new motorsports stadium are beginning to take shape, including the installation of escalators and elevators at West and East ends of the project, masonry work near the center and west end, steel deck installation and detailing throughout the project continued concrete pours on metal decks and the beginning of curb installation in the west end and just east of the start/finish line.
Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.
Crews also began finalizing structural steel installation on injectors and pouring concrete stairs for the far west fan injector. Initial development of neighborhood bars has been finalized, along with guest services, bathrooms and bistro concessions. Work continues on installation of HVAC systems in the West and East ends, as well as just east of the start/finish line. Demolition of the Turn 1 grandstands also continues.
DAYTONA Rising is expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $80 million in tax revenue, and will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500.