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The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) was selected by the Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to receive the 2013 ULI Austin Award of Distinction for Private Development. The award recognizes sound land use practices in combination with building healthy places. The ULI defines healthy places as those designed, built, and programmed to support the physical, mental, and social well-being of the people who live, work, learn, and visit them. Characteristics of the places recognized include access to the natural environment, amenities for people to reach their full potential, and addressing unique community issues with innovative and sustainable solutions.
Circuit of The Americas is pleased to announce that Austin360 Amphitheater has been awarded Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” for 2013. The award was announced at tonight’s 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Pollstar, the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, hosts an annual award ceremony to recognize the best in the industry. Other new concert venues in the running for this award were America's Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom, Perth Arena in Perth, Australia and Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.
Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) April 11-13, and U.S. MotoGP riders Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are busy getting their respective teams and bikes ready to compete. The new year brings new equipment and plenty of new challenges for these daredevils on two wheels. This week, the “Texas Tornado,” Colin Edwards, cuts to the chase on his early takeaways from the first preseason test in Malaysia.
Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) April 11-13, and U.S. MotoGP riders Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are busy getting their respective teams and bikes ready to compete. The new year brings new equipment and plenty of new challenges for these daredevils on two wheels. This week, the “Kentucky Kid” Nicky Hayden takes a break from preseason testing to share his insights on how 2014 is shaping up.
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.
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.”
A massive crowd of 113,162 race fans watched Formula 1™ racing’s new driving powerhouse, Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, make history, as the 2013 World Champion driver scored his eighth consecutive Grand Prix victory at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). In doing so, the 26-year-old German wunderkind topped the record of seven consecutive wins set by his racing idol, Michael Schumacher, who retired after the 2012 season. Three-day attendance for COTA’s second Formula 1 Grand Prix was 250,324, with 58,276 fans attending Friday’s practice sessions and 78,886 turning out for Saturday’s qualifying rounds.
The Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) has been nominated for Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” award. The amphitheater, situated inside the world-class sports and entertainment venue, opened in April 2013 and has hosted more than 20 performances in its freshman year, including Mumford & Sons, Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band, Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, The Lumineers, Train, Lil’ Wayne, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley and Paramore. On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Austin360 Amphitheater will showcase global sensation Pitbull in a free concert for racegoers attending the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX.
Despite a foggy start that delayed the first round of Formula 1™ practice sessions by approximately 40 minutes, 58,276 fans spent their Friday under mostly sunny skies at Circuit of The Americas and welcomed the return of the world’s most popular motorsport to Austin, Texas. As the clouds broke above, F1™ drivers were sizzling below, with Scuderia Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso clocking the fastest time of 1:38.343 during practice session one. Reigning World Champion driver Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing ruled the time sheets in session two, with a top time of 1:37.305. Saturday brings qualifying sessions with circuit gates opening at 7:30 a.m. CT.
Circuit of The Americas is encouraging spectators attending the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX this weekend to help make a difference for the thousands of individuals affected by the flash flooding that occurred in the Austin area over the Halloween holiday. The United States’ home for Formula 1™ racing will raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by encouraging fans to participate in a “Text-To-Give” campaign at the Circuit during Saturday’s qualifying sessions and Sunday’s Grand Prix. Fans can text the word “RED CROSS” to the number 90999 to assist flooding victims in Central Texas. By doing so, a $10 donation will be made to the American Red Cross. Charges will appear on patrons’ wireless bills, or be deducted from a prepaid cell phone balance. The “Text-To-Give” information will be displayed on the large video boards around Circuit of The Americas.