It was announced on July 7 that IndyCar, after getting approval from the Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, will contribute $925,000 to help the Boston Grand Prix promoters to refund the fans who brought tickets to the cancelled race.
“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.”
IndyCar announced in May 2015 they had made an agreement with a race organizer for the Boston Grand Prix which would have been run in Boston annually from 2016 through 2020 held on Labor Day weekend. However, on April 29, BGP cancelled the race and all its plans for future races in Boston. It is being reported now that BGP is unable to make full refunds to ticket holders.
Attorney General Healey and her offices filed a suit again the Boston Grand Prix as well as its CEO John Casey and will pursue the remaining refunds owed to the BGP ticket purchasers.
“We enjoy some of the most loyal and devoted fans in all of sports, and so we are pleased to work with the Attorney General and contribute in her efforts to protect ticket buyers,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway added. “We want our fans to know that we share their disappointment that the race won’t take place. And we also want to join them in expressing our appreciation for Attorney General Healey’s work on their behalf.”
Ticket purchasers that are owed money should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at (617) 727-8400. There will be customer service representatives on standby to assist with the process of securing refunds.