Chicagoland Speedway

Chicagoland Speedway

  Administrative  
Address Joliet, IL
Phone
  Stadium Resources  
Weather Newspaper
  The Facility  
Date Built 2001
Ownership Raceway Associates
(Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp.,
International Speedway Corp.
and Route 66 Raceway LLC)
Capacity 75,000
Track(s) 1.5 Mile Tri-oval
18 degrees in the turns
11 degrees in the front stretch
5 degrees in the back stretch
On Site Parking 70,000
Architect HNTB
Contractor Bovis-Lend Lease
Cost of Construction $130 Million
  Other Facts  
Tenants NASCAR Winston Cup
IRL: Delphi
Financing The city of Joliet, IL, sold about $9 million in 6.75 percent municipal bonds (which are to be repaid by Raceway Associates through property tax assessments over 12 years); the remainder is from private funding.

Sources:Team Marketing Report and Mediaventures

Location: Located just 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago in Joliet, IL on Old Historic Route 66 (three miles south of I-80 on Route 53).

  • The facility is located on 930 acres, large enough to accommodate 42 United Centers.
  • The grandstand is 15 stories tall, the same height as the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel.
  • The overall length of the grandstand is 2,480 feet, slightly longer than two John Hancock Buildings laid end to end.
  • The dimensions of the Chicagoland Speedway infield are 1,200 feet x 2,850 feet, large enough to accommodate four Soldier Fields.

Source: NASCAR.com

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