With approval of Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, INDYCAR steps in to cover $925,000 in refunds owed by Boston race promoter
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, July 7, 2016) – Stepping into the breach left by promoter Boston Grand Prix – when it failed to fully refund ticket purchasers after the cancellation of its planned race – INDYCAR announced today it would contribute $925,000 to help make fans whole.
“I appreciate INDYCAR’s willingness to step up for their fans and help resolve this problem,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a news release earlier today. “They’ve gone above and beyond to be a productive part of this solution, and their fans will reap the benefits.”
In May of last year, INDYCAR entered into an agreement with race organizer Boston Grand Prix for races to be run in Boston annually from 2016 through 2020. But on April 29, BGP unilaterally canceled the race scheduled for Labor Day weekend and its plans to stage races in Boston in the future. According to news reports, the amount BGP has refunded to ticket holders to date is insufficient to make full refunds.
Attorney General Healey announced earlier today that her office has filed suit against Boston Grand Prix and its CEO John Casey to pursue the remainder of refunds owed to ticket purchasers.