Group for fans going to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.
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Going to the Grand Prix of America
Prohibited and permitted items to be taken into the circuit
Tagged: 2012 United States Grand Prix
28th September 2012, 15:08 at 3:08 pm #132159
Information from a press release from the Circuit of the Americas:
Circuit of The Americas has released a list of prohibited items leading up to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Nov. 16-18, 2012. The list is intended to benefit the ticketholders, preparing them to enter the race quickly and efficiently.
The following items will not be permitted inside the gates of the circuit. In addition to items specifically listed here, other items that may be deemed to present a potential hindrance or threat may also be prohibited.
Animals (exception for certified service animals)
Bags or parcels larger than 12X12X20 inches
Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, segways, golf carts or other unauthorized means of transportation
Coolers, thermoses or ice chests
Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
Food and Beverage (Note: sealed, individual, plastic bottles of water are allowed)
Fireworks, explosives or other incendiary devices
Glass or metal containers of any style
Items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests (balls, Frisbees, balloons, projectiles, horns, radios, bells, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, etc.)
Large, golf-type umbrellas
Tents or canopies
Video cameras, still cameras with lenses exceeding 10 inches in length or detachable lenses of any kind, audio recording devices and tripods; no video recording will be allowed
Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray, handcuffs, nightsticks or other items
The following items will be permitted inside the circuit gates.
Umbrellas (small, hand-held style)
Portable, collapsible chairs
Personal camera equipment (e.g. digital cameras, point-and-click digital cameras or film cameras)
Note: All bags, purses, backpacks and persons are subject to screening by security personnel. Fans entering Circuit of The Americas should prepare accordingly.
Smoking will only be allowed in authorized areas. All security measures are subject to change without notice.
Ticketholders should be aware that there are no provisions for returning banned items to them when such items are left at the race entrances. Patrons are encouraged to leave all banned items at home or in their vehicles before entering the venue or boarding any of the complimentary shuttle buses transporting ticketholders to Circuit of The Americas. Individuals who deliberately attempt to bring banned items through security checkpoints are subject to removal from the facility.
The resale of Circuit of The Americas admission tickets is strictly prohibited on Circuit property, which includes the facility’s grounds and surrounding parking areas.28th September 2012, 15:31 at 3:31 pm #211461
I can’t believe this. This is ridiculous to me. I go to the Canadian GP every year and they don’t ban any of these things and that’s what makes it an amazing experience. Are they planning on checking everyone at the gate? that’s just crazy.
What is the norm at other tracks?28th September 2012, 16:55 at 4:55 pm #211462
this is what it’s like to attend a sporting event, enter an airport, or buy groceries in the united states:28th September 2012, 20:02 at 8:02 pm #211463
Overkill from the USA there regarding security. I was stopped at Orlando airport once so some ‘suspicious documents’ could be checked, they turned out to be the plane tickets.28th September 2012, 20:14 at 8:14 pm #211464
“Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray, handcuffs, nightsticks or other items”
Wait. Do they realize this race is in TEXAS?28th September 2012, 22:16 at 10:16 pm #211465
“Video cameras, still cameras with lenses exceeding 10 inches in length or detachable lenses of any kind, audio recording devices and tripods; no video recording will be allowed”
Is it normal to not allow video cameras??? I mean seriously!29th September 2012, 0:45 at 12:45 am #211466
Is it normal to not allow video cameras??? I mean seriously!
that is perfectly normal for any event held on private property. for major league baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer and football, any written or verbal account of the events is prohibited without written consent.29th September 2012, 1:00 at 1:00 am #211467
Yeah, this is pretty much par for the course at sporting events here in the US, unfortunately. Bag searches, metal detectors, the whole nine yards. (The rule about the camera lens sizes, though — that’s a new one for me.)
It was an eye-opening experience to go to the British GP this year. All you had to do to get in was show your ticket to the polite teenaged boy at the gate. I had been fully prepared for a security checkpoint of some kind. It was great. Viva Silverstone!29th September 2012, 3:47 at 3:47 am #211468
No coolers. No food. No beer. No smoking in the stands.
Meh my ideas of skipping Canada for Texas in 2013 have now changed a lot.29th September 2012, 3:58 at 3:58 am #211469
The no food one is the only thing that really aggravates me (they only do it so you have to purchase food there). Everything else is pretty standard for the US.
Being in Texas though, I wonder how successful they will be with enforcing some of these restrictions, haha.29th September 2012, 5:12 at 5:12 am #211470
Welcome, global race fans, to the land of the free!29th September 2012, 9:53 at 9:53 am #211471
Sio are they allowed the air horns that you hear people blowing at other races?29th September 2012, 11:07 at 11:07 am #211472
To be honest I don’t think this will be the norm. It’s because Obama will be there – and a lot of these things such as video cameras/lenses are relatively easy ways to conceal weaponry.5th October 2012, 19:55 at 7:55 pm #211473
Good news for people with nice cameras!
“Detachable cameras lenses of all sizes WILL BE PERMITTED at the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 16-18. Please note that individual video cameras will not be permitted on site; however, cell phones with photo and video capabilities will be allowed.”6th October 2012, 3:45 at 3:45 am #211474
however, cell phones with photo and video capabilities will be allowed.
so who makes a prosumer vid camera with a cheapo phone built-in?
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