US GP organisers want to avoid date clash with a college football match

Texas Longhorns due to play on same weekend in Austin

Last Updated: 07/12/12 7:57pm

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Date clash: The Circuit of The Americas

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Organisers of the U.S. Grand Prix want to change the date of next season's race in order to avoid a clash with an American Football match.

The Austin race is scheduled for November 17, the same weekend that the University of Texas are hosting a college game against Oklahoma State.

With the Texas Longhorns drawing an average crowd of 100,000, there is concern that having the two sporting events on the same weekend will put too much pressure on the city's transport infrastructure and leave hotel rooms hard to come by.

Last month's inaugural race at the Circuit of The Americas drew a race-day crowd of 117,000.

Circuit chairman Bobby Epstein has been quoted as telling the Associated Press that he is confident that F1 officials will work to find a solution.

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