Grand Prix Indianapolis 2016

A Magic: The Gathering Weekend



Thank you to the 1984 players who have joined us in Indianapolis for the Grand Prix!  

Home to Gen Con, St. Elmo's Shrimp Cocktail, The Indy 500 and The Colts. Indianapolis is an incredibly fun city to visit.  New offerings for this event bring many more events to the Side Event Schedule, including Sealed, Commander, Legacy, Vintage, Modern and more. For value seekers, experience the MegaBadge! which will make the weekend great for players looking to max out their event time.

Grand Prix Indy is going to be one of the most fun GPs ever. Besides the always grand Grand Prix, there is a great roster of events running all weekend long - starting at Noon on Friday, August 26th and continuing all the way through to Sunday, August 28th.  We have something for everyone, from quick, casual games to the Super Sunday Series where you can win a very exclusive invitation to a $20,000 event at Wizards of the Coast HQ - all expenses paid!!

Have you checked out the Prize Wall! Customize Your Prize at the prize area with everything from boosters to uncut sheets, Grand Prix t-shirts to Foil Sets, jumbo Magic Cards to a great selection of single cards - the Prize Wall lets you pick your prize!

Register early as there are specials and incentives to do so. And check out our VIP offerings for exclusive GP goodies! We look forward to a weekend of all treats for everyone at GP Indy - and we hope you will join us!


Grand Prix tournaments are worldwide open events that allow all Magic: the Gathering players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition. Cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants make up the main event.


Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Event Hall I


Food Options

There are hotels and restaurants a few minutes from the convention center.  The easiest option is the concessions in the Convention Center Hall.  They have put together a great menu with some great deals for our group.  Hot and cold options will be available most of the day.


There are many restrooms in the Event Hall.  In addition, there are many options in the hallways just outside the Event Hall.


There are several ATMs in the Convention Center.  There are also ATMs in the hotels across the street.


Located across from the convention center and connected by an overhead walkway, the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is a great option for Grand Prix attendees.  The rate of $109.00 per night is also a phenomenal rate.  

The hotel block is available by clicking here.

The room block deadline has passed, but Marriott is keeping the block open for a bit.  Please reserve as early as possible.



Grand Prix Main Event registration will be available on-site Friday 12 PM until 9 PM.  Registration will be available online until 9 PM on Friday, 8/26/16.

Grand Prix Format: Modern Constructed

Start Time for the Grand Prix - 9 AM on Saturday

Registration Waiver - All players must complete a Consent & Release Waiver to play in this event.  Fill yours out before the event and save time.  Minors must have a parent or guardian fill this form out prior to the event.  Click here for the waiver.

Sleep In Special Check In
If you have purchased a sleep-in-special (Uncommon or Rare) or have Pro Point Platinum status, you should check in at the Main Stage at the following times:

1 Round Bye - 10:15 AM
2 Round Bye - 11:15 AM
3 Round Bye - 12:15 PM

If you have purchased the Sleep In Special or the VIP (and have byes), please submit your decklist with our Decklist Tool by clicking here.  Decklists must be submitted in person or through this tool by 9:00 a.m. of Day 1 of the Grand Prix.


Friday: 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)
Sunday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)
*Hall hours may vary on event ending times.


Grand Prix Indianapolis Playmat - Guaranteed with every Main Event entry! Art by Aleksi Briclot

Official Grand Prix Playmat

Grand Prix participants will receive an exclusive playmat by Aleksi Briclot, depicting a great moment in Magic!  (More details at

Exclusive Grand Prix Playmat guaranteed with Main Event entry


We have invited some of the best vendors in the country to be on hand to serve all of your Magic needs. Whether you're finishing a deck, foiling one out, or completing a collection, these fine vendors will be here to help you.  To view a complete list of Vendors who will be attending this event, please click here.


Although trading is permitted on-site, the following activities are not permitted, and may result in ejection from the Venue without refund:

  • Buying, selling, or soliciting to buy or sell cards to anyone except Authorized Dealers.
  • Altering cards in exchange for money or any other types of compensation.
  • Taking up excessive space while trading or transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
  • Advertising without permission from Pastimes event staff.

If you have any questions or comments, please email

Event details are subject to change at anytime © 2016 Pastimes
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