COTA announces ticket prices

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F1 Grand Prix, GP United States, Circuit of The Americasus

Circuit of The Americas today announced June 10 to be the date when 3-day tickets for the F1 race to be held at Nov 16-18, 2012 go on sale to the wide public. The soon-to-be-completed center for premium sports and entertainment in Austin, Texas, will host the return of F1 for the first time in5 years.

Three-day general admission tickets are priced at $159 per person and allow fans to move around the grassy berms and public areas surrounding the 375-acre facility designed by Tilke GmbH. Three-day reserved grandstand bleacher seats range in price from $269 to $499 per person and offer guests views on Turns 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 12.

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.

Ticket prices 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

Geoff Moore, Chief of Marketing at COTA said. “We have options to fit every pocketbook."

“Information provided by the public was crucial as we finalized prices for the 2012 F1 United States 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.”

The tickets will go on sale Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. EDT through