Grand Prix Statement on the Downtown Detroit Relocation Approval
STATEMENT ON DETROIT GRAND PRIX DOWNTOWN RELOCATION APPROVAL
“Today, the Detroit City Council granted its approval for the relocation of the Detroit
Grand Prix from Belle Isle back to the streets of Downtown Detroit, beginning in 2023.
Over the last five weeks, Grand Prix representatives have participated in numerous
listening sessions and information sharing meetings with Detroit residents, business
leaders, community groups and individual district representatives on the idea of
returning the race to its roots on the streets of Detroit. The positive reaction and the
excitement that we have seen from the community about the Grand Prix coming back
Downtown reinforces our belief that this relocation will provide a significant benefit to
the City, its residents and our local businesses for the future.
We thank Mayor Duggan, the City of Detroit team, Council President Brenda
Jones and everyone on the Detroit City Council for their input and their support
throughout this process. In addition, we appreciate the support of the business
community, including the efforts of Jim Campbell of General Motors, Eric Larson
of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, Dan Loepp of Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Michigan, Sandy Pierce of Huntington Bank and Cindy Pasky of Strategic
Staffing Solutions, for helping to bring the Grand Prix back Downtown.
We will celebrate the 2022 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Belle
Isle, June 3-5, and we are so excited to begin a new era of the Grand Prix beginning
in 2023, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the energy of our
street festival in Downtown Detroit. In the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing
our vision for the future of the Grand Prix in the Motor City!”