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Title: MOTO GP question
Post by: RWulf on November 11, 2016, 12:46:47 am
Been trying to find out info, cost of tickets, places to stay for the MOTO GP at COTA.
The date this coming year, 2017 is April 21-23 I think. Can't seem to find a current
up to date web site. Any help and thanks.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: Daytona_Mike on November 11, 2016, 02:59:11 am
You need to get on the list right here:
https://cotaexperiences.com/2017-grand-prix-of-the-americas
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: RWulf on November 11, 2016, 03:12:27 pm
Thanks for the reply. Do you have any recommendation's as to tickets or event packages.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: connie_rider on November 11, 2016, 03:19:50 pm
Never been to one. Will think about it.
If I go, turn 15 seating, plus a "walk-a-bout" would be in my plans.

Ride safe, Ted

Ok, new to this. Dates; all I can find is Spring 2017 ???
                        Cost      ???
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: Jorge on November 11, 2016, 04:20:38 pm
Highly recommend  it Ted.
I had the chance to go to it twice in Indy, and enjoyed it thoroughly both times.
If you go, get there early, stay late. There's so much going on at the event.
Jorge
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: Swampcat on November 12, 2016, 12:53:45 pm
Never been to one. Will think about it.
If I go, turn 15 seating, plus a "walk-a-bout" would be in my plans.


Turn 15 would be a great place, I think. I was fortunate enough to have great seats on turn 12 for the inaugural COTA F1 race and that part of the course is great for seeing most of the action.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: connie_rider on November 12, 2016, 02:28:58 pm
Does anyone have an idea of the (approx.) seating costs?
If I read right, the turn 15 seats are for all 3 days..? And the General Admission is for only 1?
I did general Admission when I was in Spain (club race only) and loved being able to move around.

How hard is it to find a Motel/camping?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: Jorge on November 13, 2016, 03:56:13 pm
Ted, I went General Admission also, with different outcomes from the two times I went in Indianapolis.
1st time, I could go anywhere in the track, and site wherever I wanted. I sat near the entry to the front straight, and got some great photos. Of course I had to move several times when the seat's "owner" came - no problems, all were very gracious.
2nd tear, GA only allowed me to go into the general admission sections. I could not even get into the reserved areas at all. No big deal, I still enjoyed the day, but they changed the seating rules.

Jorge
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: smithr1 on November 15, 2016, 07:26:32 pm
I can't remember what I spent on tickets a few years ago.  I did not look this year.   Seems like it was $89 each for 3 days.  I would get GA so you can move around the track but having a lawn chair back pack is nice.  That is what we did.

There are a few good places to stay just to the SW corner of 183 and 71 intersection.  MicroTel Inn may be where we had some COGGers stay before.  The prices will be out of line if you wait to long though.  There is camping maybe at the park just south of that.  McKenny Falls park?  Really cheap old rooms can be had at SE corner of 71 and I35.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: RWulf on November 15, 2016, 11:50:37 pm
I went to the web site for COTA, filled out the questionnaire and got, today, a PDF from
"Circuit of the Americas Experiences" Cheapest prices are for the paddock package.
$399 Friday, $499 Saturday and $599 Sunday. You get access to the"Public Pit Walk"?
Hospitality Party, Official Program and, get this, a lanyard and ticket sleeve.
There has to be something reasonable out there.
Bring on the suggestions.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: smithr1 on November 16, 2016, 03:40:59 pm
Don't get "Circuit of the Americas Experiences" unless that is what you want and willing to pay for.  Just get a single day general admission or 3 day GA.  They will not have next years prices up this early.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: connie_rider on November 16, 2016, 03:45:49 pm
$399 Friday, $499 Saturday and $599 Sunday
 
OMG!!   :-\

I don't want to buy the seat, just set in it for awhile.   :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: smithr1 on November 16, 2016, 05:27:34 pm
Hey for $600 you get to stand next to the bikes and the COTA girls.  (not my pic)
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: kv5e on November 16, 2016, 05:35:44 pm
Hey for $600 you get to stand next to the bikes and the COTA girls.  (not my pic)

Do you get a kiss?......after bending over for six C notes

Have to buy a sports pack now on DirecTV or buy a subscription from MOTO GP for streaming to watch.

Time to find a better investment of time and money IMHO as much as I like MOTO GP and SBK.....at least Isle of Man TT is still on Velocity.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: RWulf on November 16, 2016, 09:27:37 pm
I am learning. Talked with "Circuit of the Americas" rep. These are VIP package prices.
As I am only a COG member don't think I can spring for the package. He told me to
go to the COTA web site in a few weeks and general admission tickets should be available.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: txfatboy on November 20, 2016, 04:16:04 pm
ORRRRRRR.... you can be a corner marshal volunteer. You get in the race for free and can't get any closer to the racing unless you are on a bike..... in the race.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: RWulf on November 21, 2016, 02:17:15 pm
I have done that. Trouble is you get stuck out there for the entire day, rain or shine,
racing or waiting for racing to resume. I would much rather be able to walk around
and see all that is happening. If it was like NHRA, who I have worked for, I would jump
on the being a corner volunteer. ( they only have one, don't you know)
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: txfatboy on November 24, 2016, 02:05:23 am
I have done that. Trouble is you get stuck out there for the entire day, rain or shine,
racing or waiting for racing to resume. I would much rather be able to walk around
and see all that is happening. If it was like NHRA, who I have worked for, I would jump
on the being a corner volunteer. ( they only have one, don't you know)

Yeah, I worked for Diamond "P" Sports, TNN, and then ESPN on the starting line at NHRA national events for more than 16 years as a camera man spotter. Now I do Super Cross and IMSA races for Fox Sports. I was "offered" a volunteer position as a corner marshal but turned it down.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: kkja13 on November 25, 2016, 04:58:36 am
Lots of your questions answered here.
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=64033.0 (http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=64033.0)
I went last year, bought my GA tickets on stubhub.
Great time!
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: smithr1 on December 06, 2016, 04:06:23 pm
I got email saying the ticket sales would start tomorrow at 10am.  This link from the email may work.
https://click.email.ticketmaster.com/?qs=f593b33610cdb9eb3d603a2482617b409f74c7a3cced7861f12c4de7300f0730b22b004d69d766412d3da8ab0bc987e5
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: RWulf on December 07, 2016, 12:36:35 am
Thanks for all the responces. I may be going by myself.
Will have to wait and see how things will work out.
Title: Re: MOTO GP question
Post by: SalNap on December 12, 2016, 08:59:36 am
I went to COTA two years ago, I believe a  3 day pass was $89 for general admission. Parking pass was 50 I think. We moved around, watched from a couple spots. Friday we mostly walked around the exhibitors and got free swag.

Sat we went into the crown royal tent, they had chairs and tables on the covered patio. We watched from there. Its at turn 19, you can see turn one from there. Bring binocs. We sat there Sunday also.
They had a second level that you needed a wrist band to access... found out  later it was only a few bucks more than the $89 and it included food/drinks. Also had bathrooms right next to the tent. That may be worth looking into.