Austin Circuit to host first Formula 1™ race this November
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- QuintEvents has been selected by Circuit of The Americas™, the world-class motorsports and entertainment venue opening later this year in Austin, Texas, to develop, market and fulfill travel/experience packages for its internationally prominent cornerstone auto races in 2012 and 2013, through the Circuit of The Americas Experiences program.
As the "Exclusive Official Ticket, Hospitality and Travel Package Provider," QuintEvents will sell newly created experience packages, bringing racing fans closer to the action and providing a turn-key program that includes seats in various locations throughout the venue, fast access to the Austin facility, on-site hospitality, ground transportation, a gift bag, 4- and 5-star hotel options at a variety of Austin hotels, and other concierge services for corporate and social groups.
Circuit of The Americas is the first facility in the United States that has been purpose-built to host Grand Prix races, including the Formula One World Championships™, the world's most prestigious auto racing series. Circuit of The Americas will host the inaugural FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 16-18 as its first major event.
"Circuit of The Americas is designed to maximize the fan experience at all levels," Circuit President Steve Sexton said, "and QuintEvents expertly delivers an all-encompassing, premium entertainment experience for guests who want their trip to be something special."
Official Circuit of The Americas Experience packages for the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX are available now at www.QuintEvents.com and will be featured on the official website, www.CircuitofTheAmericasExperiences.com in the fall of 2012.
QuintEvents provides similar services to the National Football League for the Super Bowl, International Series and NFL Draft and to Churchill Downs® for The Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks®. The National Basketball Association partners with QuintEvents for its annual All-Star Game and Draft hospitality packaging as does the famed ESSENCE Music Festival® in New Orleans. QuintEvents' innovative programs enable those properties to expand fan experience and corporate client entertainment opportunities in a way that reflects the quality and prestige of those brands.
Circuit of The Americas is situated on 1,100 acres in central Texas, just 15 miles from downtown Austin and nine miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The multi-purpose venue will host a variety of motorsports, entertainment and business events each year, generating an annual economic impact of approximately $500 million.