AUSTIN, Texas– For the first time ever, Circuit of The Americas (COTA) has created an infield viewing grandstand for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix coming to Austin this October. This year’s race will be the 10th USGP to be held at COTA and marks COTA’s 10th birthday. With so much to celebrate, a brand-new grandstand at the infield of The Circuit is just one of COTA’s plans to make this year’s festival-like event bigger and better than ever.
Located just after the famed esses or “S-Curves” of Turns 3-5, the new grandstand gives fans a head-on view of the cars, just before they head uphill through Turns 6-8. For the ultimate racing fan, these new seats represent not only some of the nearest-to-the-action views, but also the rare opportunity to witness countless epic moments of the race from one spot. This grandstand builds upon COTA’s unique and purpose-built design, which allows some guests to see as many as 8 turns from one seat.
“After years of ambition, this incredible location, something we’ve always hoped to add, is finally a reality,” said Chairman Bobby Epstein. “It is one of several new fan-focused improvements, along with a new five lane road, 200 more front gate buses, five new shade tents, and a new ‘quick serve’ menu. This grandstand allows us to open an entirely new part of the campus to programming and enhanced offerings.”
Seated at the heart of COTA, the new infield grandstand will be a central location with premier proximity to all of the exciting race weekend experiences including curated food, entertainment and merchandise.