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Circuit of The Americas™ issues ‘prohibited items list’ to help race fans pass quickly through security checkpoints during FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™

AUSTIN, TX (Sept. 28, 2012) – 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.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • 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
  • Illegal substances
  • 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
  • Non-collapsible chairs
  • 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.
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas (small, hand-held style)
  • Baby strollers
  • Portable, collapsible chairs
  • Personal camera equipment (e.g. digital cameras, point-and-click digital cameras or film cameras)
  • Binoculars
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.

About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, entertainment, education and business. It will be the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and be the U.S. home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 16-18.
The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile circuit track.
Other support buildings will include an expansive outdoor live music space, a conference center, a banquet hall as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility. Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit:
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