AUSTIN (KXAN) - Circuit of The Americas has released a list of items which cannot be brought into the racetrack during the U.S. Grand Prix Formula One races set for Nov. 16 to Nov. 18.
The list is issued so that ticketholders can enter the practice, qualifying and main races quickly and efficiently.
Prohibited items are:
- 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, 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
- Other items deemed to present a potential hindrance or threat may also be prohibited
Items permitted are:
- Umbrellas (small, hand-held style)
- Baby strollers
- Portable, collapsible chairs
- Personal camera equipment with detachable lenses smaller than 10 inches (e.g. digital cameras, point-and-click digital cameras or film cameras)
It should be noted that all bags, purses, backpacks and persons are subject to screening by security personnel. Fans entering Circuit of The Americas should prepare accordingly.
Smoking will be allowed only in authorized areas.
Of note to those with banned items
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 attendees to Circuit of The Americas.
Individuals who deliberately attempt to bring banned items through security checkpoints are subject to removal from the facility.
All security measures are subject to change without notice.
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.
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