Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is thrilled to announce that Ducati has chosen the world-class sports and entertainment complex in Austin, Texas, as the exclusive location for Ducati Island during the 2014 MotoGP racing season. Ducati Island is a spectacular, colorfully branded entertainment space that will be situated within COTA’s centrally located Grand Plaza. Guests will be treated to a compelling blend of technical demonstrations, new product displays, legendary fashion shows, a Make-A-Wish Foundation silent auction and access to the Ducati shopping experience. In addition, Ducati owners will receive extra benefits such as personalized gear check and access to the Ducati Owners Hospitality area. Ducati Island has been a staple at U.S. MotoGP races in previous years, and given the overwhelming success of COTA’s inaugural MotoGP race in 2013, which drew a crowd of 131,082, Ducati selected COTA as its exclusive Island destination in 2014.
AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 21, 2014) – ESPN will present the inaugural X Games Austin June 5-8, 2014, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. This year’s event will host more than 200 athletes at COTA and in downtown Austin. Action sports fans visiting COTA will enjoy many staple X Games disciplines at two different locations along the track’s 3.4 miles, including the newly added discipline of Stadium SUPER Trucks and the homecoming of BMX Dirt to U.S. soil after making its return last year at X Games Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Building on last year’s debut of the X Games Music Presents series, X Games Austin will also showcase a world-class music lineup to complement the world’s premier action sports competition, including internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning artist Kanye West, The Flaming Lips and Pretty Lights.
AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) – Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA) is pleased to announce the addition of American country music sensation Kellie Pickler and blues rock guitarist and singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd to the lineup of the hottest performers from country music, Southern rock and Americana at RedFest presented by Natty Light. In addition to performances from today’s top musicians, the festival will also feature hilarious comedians and iconic reality TV stars like the guys from “Duck Dynasty.”
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) today confirmed that the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX would be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014. “Formula 1™ race organizers set race dates and locations according to a global calendar with incredible scheduling and logistical considerations,” COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein noted. “We are pleased that our date falls on a weekend that doesn't conflict with any major conventions scheduled for Austin, due to the impact that kind of overlap could have on hotel availability. In early November, Central Texas hotels are wide open, and it’s beautiful time of year to visit Austin and experience our immersive Formula 1 weekend. “Due to the large number of NASCAR events scheduled annually, there will occasionally be overlaps with events at Circuit of The Americas, and that will happen next year. However there are few similarities between a NASCAR race and the Formula 1 weekend we have developed. The F1 USGP is a massive, fun and entertaining experience that has performed well against all kinds of competition. Many members of the public were concerned that our first F1 race fell on the same date as the season-ending NASCAR race in Florida, and it proved to be a non-issue. Ultimately, we see this as a great opportunity to draw sports fans from around the world to Texas and to proving again that Austin is the place to enjoy premium racing and entertainment.”
What could bring the hottest performers from country music and Southern rock Americana, hilarious comedians and iconic reality TV stars like the guys from “Duck Dynasty” to Austin, Texas, this Memorial Day weekend? That would be the quirkiest new festival to join Circuit of The Americas’ (COTA) roster of major entertainment events—RedFest presented by Natty Light. COTA executives and comedian and outdoor enthusiast Jeff Foxworthy today unveiled plans for RedFest presented by Natty Light, set for Friday, May 23, through Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Circuit of The Americas. Foxworthy, who is founder and grand marshal of the event, describes RedFest as a celebration of everything he loves to do outdoors.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life? Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA) has the answer, as tickets for the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas at COTA go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. CT online at http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/and at www.ticketmaster.com. COTA will host the first of only two MotoGP contests in the United States next year and welcome the best motorcycle riders in the world to Austin April 11-13. COTA’s 2014 MotoGP event features many new fan-friendly options, including • FREE motorcycle parking for fans that purchase their tickets by Dec. 31, 2013; • Three-day weekend passes and single-day ticket options for fans; • A new dry camping option for fans who want to stay close to the circuit all weekend; and • Kids 12 and under receive FREE general admission with a ticketed adult.