Public Information for Dan Wheldon Memorial Service, Sunday
Oct. 23 in IndianapolisINDYCAR will hold a public memorial service to celebrate the life of IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon at 4 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Oct. 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.The memorial also will be broadcast on www.indycar.com, VERSUS and on several Indianapolis network affiliates.Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and 2005 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, died from injuries suffered in a racing accident Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He is survived by his wife, Susie, and two young sons. Wheldon was 33.Public Schedule1:30 p.m.: Doors to the Conseco Fieldhouse Indiana University Health Pavilion will be open.There will be two large banners in memory of Wheldon for fans to sign and leave brief messages. A large photograph of Wheldon will be on display, and guests are encouraged to use this location for placement of cards, notes and other mementos for the family. In lieu of flowers, guests are encouraged to make a donation to the Dan Wheldon Family Trust. Donation boxes will be set up in two locations for guests to leave contributions.Seating in the arena will not be available at this time.2:30 p.m.: General seating opens.Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in arena non-floor seats for the general public.Floor seats are reserved for family, special guests and the INDYCAR community. INDYCAR community members are encouraged to bring their hard card for identification. Seating for this group will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the floor of the arena from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Access to the floor will be available via the main concourse stairways through sections 3 thru 17.All seating in and entrance to the arena is subject to availability.3:30 p.m.: Music, including the Indianapolis Children's Choir and video presentation begins.4-5 p.m.: A Celebration of the Life of Dan WheldonParkingParking in the Virginia Avenue Garage will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The garage is located on the southeast corner of Delaware and Maryland streets, immediately east of Conseco Fieldhouse.