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Austin F1 Tickets To Go On Sale

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, June 6 2012

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Three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats and general admission tickets will go on sale Sunday, June 10, for the inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.

Tickets for the race weekend _ set for Nov. 16-18 _will be available at 10 a.m. (EDT), at www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com/tickets.

Three-day general admission tickets are priced at $159 per person, and will allow fans to choose their views of the action from several grassy berms and spacious public areas surrounding the 375-acre state-of-the-art facility designed by Tilke GmbH, the famed German architectural company.

Three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats range in price from $269 to $499 per person and offer guests spectacular views from vantage points around the 3.4-mile racetrack, including Turns 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 12.

Prices for three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats depend upon location as follows: General Admission, $159; Grandstand _ Turn 11, $269; Grandstand _ Turns 2, 3, 4 and 5, $299; Grandstand _ Turn 12 (lower rows), $399 and Grandstand _ Turn 12 (upper rows), $499.

All three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats and general admission tickets include round-trip shuttle bus transportation from three designated park-and-ride locations in the greater Austin area. Shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off locations include the corner of 15th Street and Trinity Street in downtown Austin, the Travis County Fair and Expo Center at 7311 Decker Lane, and at a location in southeast Travis County that will be announced this summer.

COTA will play host to the return of F1 to the United States for the first time in five years.

“Formula 1 fans and motorsports enthusiasts around the world have eagerly anticipated this news, and we’re excited to launch public ticket sales for our inaugural event in the next few days,” said Geoff Moore, circuit chief marketing and revenue officer. “We have options to fit every pocketbook.”

Here is a comparison of international 2012 F1 three-day grandstand reserved seat prices: Monaco $520, Brazil $394, Great Britain $351, Australia $324, United States $269, Canada $264, Europe $247, Spain $234, Belgium $208, Singapore $195, Germany $194, Malaysia $179 and Italy $169. Prices listed are the lowest grandstand seating options for each venue.

“Information provided by the public was crucial as we finalized prices for the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix,” Moore said. “We received fan input from extensive customer surveys and through market research from other grands prix and comparable premier, international, multi-day sporting events. In the final analysis, we wanted to make this event affordable to F1 fans around the country. Whether they want a reserved seat or the freedom to explore our expansive facility with a general admission ticket, they will enjoy great views and amenities.”

To select and purchase tickets, fans should visit www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com/tickets, www.ticketmaster.com (use the search terms “Circuit of The Americas” or “Formula 1 United States Grand Prix”), or dial the Ticketmaster hotline at 800.745.3000 to review available options.

Customers interested in premium seating options, such as Personal Seat Licenses with season tickets and on-site parking, can submit information through the “Tickets” section of COTA’s official website and will be contacted by a sales representative for more information. Circuit of The Americas sales representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CDT,) at 512.301.6600.

Additional information about grand prix transportation and travel packages, facility hours of operation, special events and entertainment and items permitted inside Circuit of The Americas during the race weekend will be announced in the coming weeks.

Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, education and business. It will be the first purpose-built grand prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and be home to the 2012 Formula 1 USGP and Australian V-8 Supercars.

COTA’s master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile circuit with capacity for 120,000 fans. Construction began early in 2011 on COTA, located 20 miles southeast of downtown Austin on a 970-acre site two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, June 6 2012
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