Tickets on Sale for F1 Race at Circuit of the Americas
Tickets on Sale for F1 Race at Circuit of the Americas – or Are They?
By: Steven Cole Smith
May 10, 2012
The management of the Circuit of the Americas, the under-construction road course near Austin, Texas, says it will begin selling tickets in "early summer" to the general public, as the only tickets offered now come with Personal Seat Licenses, which range from a high of $6,750 each to a low of $1,875.
But the keepers of a Facebook page called Friends of Formula 1 Austin Texas found an alternate source: Ticket City, a 22-year-old Austin-based ticket broker that somehow is offering general-admission tickets to the Nov. 18 race, as well as reserved seats.
The general-admission seats on Ticket City--which typically means that you sit on a blanket--start at $287 each. Grandstand general admission is $471, and a reserved seat in a grandstand--no mention of which of the four grandstands--is $713. There are two other batches of tickets offered in the turn-15 grandstands, one for $808 per ticket, the other batch for $851 per ticket. There also is a 24-person luxury suite offered for $237,000, and it includes four parking passes.
Presumably the tickets are either resells from people who received them along with PSLs, or tickets obtained from inside Circuit of the Americas. Ticket City does not claim that it is an official ticket outlet for the race.
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