Bristol Motor Speedway is getting ready to have the race with fans for the first time since the start of the pandemic. It will be holding the NASCAR All-star race.
On Thursday, BMS’s Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell said they are taking broad security measures in planning to invite fans back to the track.
Up to 30,000 fans might be in participation. However, with such an open door accompanies incredible obligation and a few conventions have been established.
All tagging will be digital to dispense with contact points. Trams and buses won’t work. However, golf carts will be there for those with restricted mobility. Every fan has to wear a mask once they enter the property. Although, They can expel the masks once they arrive at their seats.
Fans will wear masks in like common zones inside the arena. The common zones include the entryways, concessions, souvenir stands, lifts, and foyers. However, guests will adhere to social distancing at all times while on grounds. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the grounds. There will be no re-entry after leaving the facility.
Fans to wear masks for the 2020 NASCAR All-Star race
In addition, BMS is also in discussion with regarding precautions with various authorities. It includes Sullivan County Health Department officials, Ballad Health representatives, Tennessee state health experts, the city of Bristol, Tennessee, and regional/state travel and tourism advisors.
“We’re honored and humbled that NASCAR would trust the Bristol people to pull this off at our amazing facility. But we know the opportunity comes with great responsibility,” Caldwell said.
“It was a very collaborative process,” Jerry Caldwell said in a statement to NBC Sports about the reasoning behind the face mask requirement.
“We’ve had a number of discussions with state and local officials. As more information, data, and statistics have been made available to us, it was just a common-sense solution we all agreed upon.”
“We’ve had a whole list of prohibited items over the years. It will be addressed just like those other items are,” Caldwell said to NBC Sports. “We’ll have team members positioned throughout the facility assisting guests and helping to remind them of new protocols.”