AUSTIN (KXAN) – One day after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon, Circuit of The Americas unveiled the security measures that will be in place for this weekend's Red Bull MotoGP.
People attending practice, qualifying and live race sessions at track in Austin will be required to go through security checkpoints before entering. All guests and their items are subject to search by security personnel, COTA said.
The measures are in place for all major events at the track and were the same as those used in November for F1 events.
The following items will not be allowed in:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animals (exception for certified service animals)
- Bags or parcels larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by inches
- Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, Segways, golf carts or other unauthorized means of transportation
- Coolers and thermoses
- Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
- Food and beverage (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, 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:
- 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)
All bags, purses, backpacks and persons are subject to screening by security personnel. Fans entering Circuit of The Americas should prepare accordingly. The list of banned and approved items can be found online at http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/prohibited-items.
Ticket-holders should be aware that there are no provisions for returning banned items to them when such items are left at the race entrances, COTA said. Patrons are encouraged to leave all banned items at home or in their vehicles. Individuals who deliberately attempt to bring banned items through security checkpoints are subject to removal from the facility.
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