Las Vegas Grand Prix offering new general admission ticket at $1350

Las Vegas Grand Prix offering new general admission ticket at $1,350

The organizers of the Las Vegas Grand Prix are offering a new general admission ticket that will cost a whooping $1,350 for this year’s event.

The inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix was the target of a lot of fan criticism last year after locals were reported to have experienced traffic disruptions in the build-up to the event which was also claimed to have very pricey race weekend tickets.

However, it appears that the Las Vegas Grand Prix promoters are sticking to that tradition, according to Race Fans, as fans will have to pay more than $1,000 at one of the cheapest spots for the 2024 event.

General admission tickets give fans access to several viewing spots around a track. For example, fans can view almost the entire 19-turn street track at the Singapore Grand Prix with a £348 “Premier Walkabout” general admission ticket.

The General Admission ticket package for the 2024 race at the iconic Las Vegas strip will set you back an astounding $1,350 [£1,064]. However, with the new GA+ ticket fans will only be allowed to access the South Koval Zone.

Fans who purchase the newest General Admissions package will be able to “watch as drivers battle for position through turn four and head down the Koval Straightaway,” according to the Grand Prix website.

According to event promoters the $1,350 package offers an out-of-the-world experience with “DJs, live entertainment, fun photo opportunities, interactive fan activations and more” but will limit track viewing.

The news comes after drivers expressed concerns over the “incredibly expensive” ticket prices spectators faced at the series’ newest race last year as the cheapest ticket to the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix cost £440.

“I hope that Formula 1 is working around that because for sure there’s been many events now that are just incredibly expensive,” said Charles Leclerc.

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“Real fans that really love the sport cannot even afford to get to the races and actually watch the races. So this is definitely an issue that has to be tackled.”

Following last year’s event, a group of fans filed a lawsuit against F1, claiming the sport closed spectator areas on the first day of practice . The opening session was stopped after eight minutes following damage from a loose water valve cover, while the second was postponed for two and a half hours.

The viewing spots were closed before the second practice because there were no staff available which sparked outrage. However, it seems that fans’ protests are being ignored.

Either way, the official event website will begin selling tickets for the latest General Admission offering for the Vegas GP on Monday.

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