COTA Scrambling To Get Some Fans Their Tickets With Race Set For This Weekend
Circuit of the Americas officials on Friday said that they are "working to resolve ticketing problems for the upcoming Formula One race, a snag that one fan called 'a real black eye for Austin tourism,'" according to Doolittle & Maher of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. COTA Chair Bobby Epstein said that fans "will be able to pick up their replacement tickets and parking passes next week at several will-call locations," and added that track employees "will even deliver tickets to local hotels for out-of-town visitors." He said, "We don’t want anyone to have a bad experience because of ticket delivery." He added that Ticketmaster "informed the circuit that the last batch of U.S. Grand Prix tickets, a group of 400," was sent out yesterday. The circuit’s Facebook page this week was "lighting up with fans’ complaints that, with the big race now just a week away, they had yet to receive their tickets." COTA officials said that the tickets "did ship a week later this year because of design and information updates required by Formula One Management" (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 11/9).