2020 Detroit Grand Prix canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 1:15 PM, Apr 06, 2020

(WXYZ) — The 2020 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix has been canceled amid the COVID-19 outbreak. It was scheduled May 29-31 at Belle Isle Park.

Grand Prix organizers said that it was not possible to host the event at the end of May, and were unable to secure an alternate date for the event.

“The Grand Prix is a very important event for Belle Isle Park, the City of Detroit, the City of Windsor and all of southeast Michigan. It is certainly disappointing that it won’t take place this year, but the health and safety of everyone at the Grand Prix is always our top priority,” said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Detroit Grand Prix. “We looked at every possible scenario to reschedule the race, but all of them would have been too disruptive to the hundreds of fall events that will take place on Belle Isle. Some events, like weddings, family reunions and festivals, have been scheduled a year in advance and it would not be right to alter anyone’s plans. We look forward to the Grand Prix returning in 2021 as we continue our mission of revitalizing Belle Isle Park and providing significant support to the Belle Isle Conservancy, while helping to inject millions of dollars in economic benefit to our cities and our region.”

Those with tickets will be contacted in the near future about their purchases.

The race is scheduled to return in the first weekend of June in 2021.