Alabama’s premier INDYCAR event has a new name—Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix

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A favorite event for 13 years. (Bruno Even Team)

Big news, Birmingham! Alabama’s premier INDYCAR event officially has a new name. Renamed by the event’s new title sponsor, Medical Properties Trust, say hello to the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix.

Increasing awareness of a world-class hospital

Children's Hospital
Children’s serves patients from every county in Alabama and is one of the ten busiest pediatric hospitals in the United States.   (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Medical Properties Trust—a Birmingham-based real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition and development of net-leased hospital facilities all over the world—has entered into a five-year sponsorship agreement for the naming rights of the event and has dedicated the entitlement to Children’s of Alabama.

A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales and additional events will benefit Children’s of Alabama, who ranks among the best children’s hospitals by US News & World Report.

“Children’s of Alabama provides invaluable resources to the children of our state and the southeast. As a proud and long-time supporter of Children’s of Alabama, we are delighted to be able to sponsor the Indy Grand Prix on behalf of Children’s of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.”

Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Chairman/President/CEO, Medical Properties Trust

A new era for the racing event

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Don’t miss it! (Bruno Event Team)

“We are incredibly excited about this agreement with Medical Properties Trust. It marks a new era for this event. We thank Medical Properties Trust for their partnership, which will allow the event to be the first NTT INDYCAR SERIES race to partner with a nonprofit for the naming rights to a race.”

Gene Hallman, CEO, ZOOM Motorsports

The three-day racing event takes place April 28-30 at the world-renowned Barber Motorsports Park—tickets are on sale now.

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Callie Puryear
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