Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach off until 2021; Fans Can Get Their Money Back

There will be no makeup date for the 2020 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, originally scheduled for April 17-19.

Organizers had held out hope that the race weekend, wiped out by CDC recommendations in the face of the nationwide coronavirus pandemic, could be rescheduled for later in the year.

The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach did say, however, that ticket holders can get their money back—minus fees, of course.

“Over the past few days, we have actively pursued the possibility of rescheduling the Acura Grand Prix to a later date this year with the city of Long Beach, the Convention Center, the NTT IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and our other race sanctioning bodies,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association. “We are very disappointed that we were unable to put something together for all our loyal fans and valued clients, but trying to reassemble all the elements that have made the Long Beach event such a success does not appear feasible for 2020.

“As a result, our attention will now be focused on planning the 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 16-18, 2021.”

Those who purchased tickets to the event have two options to recoup their personal loss.

The first allows ticket holders to receive a credit for tickets purchased that will apply to the same level of admission to the 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach event. The credit will come with a Price Protection Plan, which will not only protect them against any price increase for the 2021 Acura Grand Prix but also guarantee they can purchase the same level of ticket for the 2022 event at the 2020 price.

The second option gives ticket holders a full refund (less the processing fee) by April 30 of this year.

The 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is scheduled for April 16-18.

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