The 2.2-mile waterfront layout is set to become the season finale, having been slated for the Labor Day weekend that IndyCar has targeted for the conclusion of its schedule in recent years.
Mark Miles, CEO of IndyCar’s parent company, Hulman & Company, said Boston’s enthusiasm for bringing the series to its streets had been “phenomenal.”
“There has been a tremendous amount of work from community leaders and Boston Grand Prix officials and these efforts have led to this key addition to our 2016 calendar,” he said.
“Establish IndyCar racing in the northeast [of America] is integral to our strategy to grow our national fan base. “
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is confident the city will benefit from hosting the IndyCar.
“It’s an exciting time in Boston and as we explore new ways to grow and attract visitors here, we are engaging in a strong dialogue with organizations like the Boston Grand Prix,” he said.
“This event has great potential to bring in an influx of tourism and support our local businesses during what has traditionally been a difficult holiday weekend for the hospitality industry.
“I am delighted to begin this process and to hear from our residents and business owners as we move forward.”
IndyCar’s street circuit tally had declined slightly for 2015, with four – St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Detroit and Toronto – remaining after Sao Paulo, Baltimore and Houston left in the previous two seasons.