AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) - Circuit of The Americas on Tuesday announced the date when members of the public can purchase three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats and general admission tickets to the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix set for Nov. 16 to Nov. 18.
Three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats and general admission tickets go on sale Sunday, June 10, at 10 a.m. EDT, at www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com/tickets.
The soon-to-be-completed center for premium sports and entertainment will host the return of the world-famous F1 racing series to the United States for the first time in five years.
Three-day general admission tickets are priced at $159 per person and 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.
Three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats range in price from $269 to $499 per person and offer guests views from various vantage points around the 3.4-mile racetrack, including Turns 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 12.
The CoTA track was designed by Tilke GmbH, the famed German architectural company known for its work on signature F1™ circuits.
Prices for reserved grandstand bleacher seats depend on location. 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
- a location in southeast Travis County that will be announced this summer.
Three-day ticket price per person
General Admission -- $159
Grandstand -- Turn 11 -- $269
Grandstand -- Turns 2, 3, 4 and 5 -- $299
Grandstand - Turn 12 (lower rows) -- $399
Grandstand - Turn 12 (upper rows) -- $499
"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," Circuit chief marketing and revenue officer Geoff Moore said. "We have options to fit every pocketbook.
"Information provided by the public was crucial as we finalized prices for the 2012 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix. 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."
Ticket buyers can also call the Ticketmaster hotline ,800-745-3000, to review available options, in addition to buying online .
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 Circuit'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 F1 race will be announced in the coming weeks.
The cost for Austin's lowest-priced grandstand seating tickets falls into the middle range of ticket prices compared to other countries where F1 races are held:
- Monaco -- $520
- Brazil -- $394
- Britain -- $351
- Australia -- $324
- United States -- $269
- Canada -- $264
- Europe -- $247
- Spain -- $234
- Belgium -- $208
- Singapore -- $195
- Germany -- $194
- Malaysia -- $179
- Italy -- $169
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