The popular Formula One brand has taken more of an interest in the US in the last few years, and has constructed the massive Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas was designed with a multitude of features, including the 14,000-seat Austin360 amphitheater for musical performances in addition to the familiar racetrack. Attendance is often high at the track, so the best course of action for a visitor is to save time and book Circuit of the Americas parking ahead of your visit. The Circuit of the Americas opened in late October 2012, and it became the new home of the United States Grand Prix in November. The United States Grand Prix has occurred on and off since 1908.
The Circuit of the Americas was announced by F1 Racing promoter Tavo Hellmund in July 2010, with the track envisioned as being 3.4 miles in length, with a 133-foot elevation change and twenty turns, following a track design influenced by European circuits. The Circuit of the Americas opened in late October 2012. The track is designed to be driven over in a counter-clockwise fashion, such that there are many more left-hand turns than most other tracks. The race begins with the ascent of a hill and ends with a downhill left-hand turns, with everything in the middle a blur of blinding speed, steel and the noxious smell of high-octane fuel.
The Circuit of the Americas didn’t forget about those attending its races as spectators, instead going all out for them. There is a 20-acre Grand Plaza with concessions and restrooms, a 251-foot tall Observation tower (spectators can ascend it for a fee) and the Main Grandstand. The Main Grandstand can comfortably seat 9,000 guests, divided into three levels: the larger 5400-seat lower level, the 2900-seat club level and the 750-seat suite level. The site itself is designed to be adaptable from the get-go, as several structures are modular in nature, especially the Main Grandstand and the structures in the Grand Plaza. Both the racetrack and the amphitheater bring in the crowds, so it makes sense to book a Circuit of the Americas parking spot ahead of time with ParkWhiz.
ParkWhiz is easy to use; all you need to do is find the race that you want to see, book your Circuit of the Americas parking spot, print out your ParkWhiz parking pass and enjoy the thrill and speed of the race!
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What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
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You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
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How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
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If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.