IndyCar will come to Boston streets for Labor Day race in 2016

IndyCar racing is coming to Boston.

The Grand Prix of Boston is planned for Labor Day weekend in 2016. A route has been planned for the South Boston waterfront, where it would make a loop through public streets. The tentative route has 11 turns over 2.25 miles.

Organizers said at a news conference on Thursday that there is a five-year deal, with plans to build a long-term relationship. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles says the plan is to make the race the season finale.

Miles says he has shown the layout to defending series champion Will Powers and says "He already has it in his crosshairs and is expecting to do well."