Crossing Demolition Completed
we reported in our December 2008 ePacer newsletter,
the Legendary Brickyard Crossing Inn did close as planned.
The Brickyard Crossing Inn came to be known as the Speedway
Motel, and back when it was built 45 years ago, there
wasn't another hotel in sight. Now there are 30,000
hotel rooms in the vicinity -- many of them much, much
newer -- and it was decided by the powers at the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway that the Speedway Motel just did not
have a place in the modern world.
a year of deliberations, they concluded that bringing
the establishment up to modern standards would simply
cost too much, so the hotel has been closed and its
fifteen workers sent home for good.
guess is that turning it into a museum where Paul Newman's
"Winning" was filmed, having Jeff Gordon eat
pizza there to celebrate his 1994 win at the Brickyard
400, and a number of unmentionables that happened simply
wasn't compelling enough.
thought we would take a moment to share some photos
taken during the demolition. Today, this area is nothing
more than a parking lot, althought the Restaurant, Pub,
and Pro Shop remain to support the Golf course. Will
we ever see a new Hotel/Motel onsite?? It would be nice