Austin begins ticketing
Organisers announce 'Select Seating Waiting List'
Last Updated: January 23, 2012 12:26pm
Circuit of The Americas: Tickets going on sale
Organisers of the United States Grand Prix have launched the ticketing process for November's inaugural race in Austin.
A two-stage process has been planned, beginning this week with the creation of a 'Select Seating Waiting List'.
Between January 23 and February 13, fans wishing to attend the race at the new Circuit of The Americas can join the list via the track's official website.
This will allow them to place a $100 deposit on a 'personal seat license', the cost of which varies between $1,000 to $5,000. They will go on sale from March 1 onwards.
The licence entitles the holder to be given priority when purchasing tickets for all racing events at Circuit of The Americas for the next 15 years.
"We are receiving great interest in tickets every day from fans around the world," Geoff Moore, chief marketing and sales officer for COTA, said.
"In order to effectively manage the demand, we have created a two-stage ticketing process to help fans better understand the opportunities available.
"We want every fan to get the ticket that is right and affordable for them. In this first stage, we are showing off the incredible entertainment experience our main grandstand offers."
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The United States Grand Prix, the first for five years, is scheduled to take place on November 18.
Work on the 5.5km track itself is now well under way, with organisers hopeful it will be completed by mid-August.
Construction was halted late last year when contractual difficulties surfaced between the circuit owners, original promoters Full Throttle Promotions and F1 commercial rights supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
However, the race was subsequently included on the 2012 calendar and work is now apparently taking place six days a week in order to meet the deadline.