Dan Wheldon Funeral
October 22, 2011 by staff
Dan Wheldon Funeral, The public is invited to the ceremony commemorating racing champion Dan Wheldon Saturday in downtown St. Petersburg. But organizers warn the supporters and followers, it is unlikely that the Church has space to accommodate them.
The family is asking that people who wish to bid online farewhell the winner of the Indy 500 on the sidewalks to watch the funeral procession after 10 am
The service is scheduled to end at 10:45 am Burial will be private.
Wheldon, a resident of St. Petersburg, died Sunday in a pileup of 15 cars during the race in Las Vegas. Family and friends say goodbye to Wheldon Saturday during the memorial ceremony, which is also open to the public.
But the seats are first awarded to the family, friends and partners Wheldon in the world of motorsport. The family has also requested that no cameras or video recording devices are brought into the church. Organizers say it is unlikely that the church will be able to accommodate all that is displayed.
Community members who wish to observe the service are invited to gather at Seventh Avenue. New England Beach Dr. Saturday morning. Guests will be accommodated inside the church, as space permits, once invited guests were seated.
Fans and followers have a better chance to see the procession after the funeral ends at 10:45 am
The public is invited to line the sidewalks along Fifth Avenue. N., of Beach Drive NE to the Coliseum to see the procession as it passes through the road to a private burial.
Parking and diversions
There is parking around the neighborhoods along the route of the procession. But there is no parking due to the sun and Antiques Collectibles Show Coliseum.
Motorists should expect traffic delays and the closure of small roads around the church and Fifth Avenue NE to I-375 through the afternoon.
Eighth Avenue NE will be closed to traffic from Beach Drive North Shore Drive NE to accommodate guests.
Through traffic will be allowed on Seventh Avenue NE, although there will be no parking on the street.
No parking signs and meters will be published bags in the affected areas to advise motorists of the parking restrictions. Police also will be present to help with traffic / pedestrian flow.
Two blocks south, about 2,500 people are expected to participate in making progress against breast cancer in the Paseo Vinoy Park beginning at 9 am The delays and minor traffic interruptions are expected in the area until the ride ends at about 13:00
There is parking on the streets surrounding BayWalk, 100 First Ave. S., which is about seven minutes of the church. Parking in the garage costs BayWalk and one of the first four hours and 1 and for each additional hour up to a maximum of six hours.
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