USA - UNITED STATES
ST. PETERSBURG (TROPICANA FIELD)
Description Circuit laid around Tropicana Field. This new location was necessary because of the evident dangerousness and obstruction of the old Bayfront circuit. It hosted Trans Am races from 1996 to 2000. The direction was clockwise and the start line was on the 1st Avenue. Then it went on 8th Avenue, on 2nd Avenue. Here it turned on Martin Luther King Street, where pits were. Then it went on 4th Avenue, 5th Avenue, 16th Street. After the latter, a 90° corner led towards finish line. In comparison to the previous circuit, this was more narrow and safer; drivers didn’t like it very much. In 2000 some works were made around Tropicana Field because of Final Four (I don’t know the sport): the area was changed and the circuit was abandoned.
Location St. Petersburg
FL - Florida - Southern States
Location Along the streets outside Tropicana Field
Latitude - Longitude + 27°46'04"     - 82°39'05"
27.767778     -82.651389
UTM Coordinates X = 337271.676  -  Y = 3072571.133  -  Zone 17R
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL 6 m - 20 ft
Inauguration 1996
Closing 2000
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mails from Lorenzo Tommasi dated December 29th 2005, January 7th 2006 and following days
(2) English (United States) www.gpstpete.com/map.html
(3) English (United States) www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/FL/StPete.htmlNorth American Motorsports Pages
(4) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

St. Petersburg (Tropicana Field)
Description  
Years 1996÷2000
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1996
Closing 2000
Last update of this page October 25th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Avenue - 8th Avenue - 2nd Avenue - Martin Luther King Street - 4th Avenue - 5th Avenue - 16th Street - 1st Avenue
length 2575  m 8448  ft 1.6  mi   (2)

St. Petersburg (Tropicana Field)

St. Petersburg (Tropicana Field)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
February 4th 2006     Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Description with map
May 4th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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