70% OF 2011 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX TICKETS SOLD
Limited selection of tickets still available, people urged to buy now to avoid disappointment
Abu Dhabi, UAE (15 August 2011): 70% of tickets for November’s Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have been sold, with only 3 months to go. Yas Marina Circuit, the event organisers, are confident of another sell-out event. Grandstand tickets for the Main, North and West Grandstands have all sold out, along with the Paddock Club.
“We are pleased with the way ticket sales are tracking and it is shaping up to be another great event,” commented Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit.
"Preparations are in the final stages for our race here in Abu Dhabi. We are confident our customers will enjoy one of the most exciting sporting and entertainment experiences in the world.”
Aside from F1, there will be an array of entertainment for spectators: three support races; Circuit TV broadcast to the big screens; Fan Zones full of family activities, street performers and DJ’s; plus, the concerts that extend each day’s fun into the evening.
“The excitement continues throughout the day and night," Cregan continued. "Rather than it being just a race, we pride ourselves in providing something more like a carnival weekend.”
“Whilst there are still 30% of tickets left, the choice of ticket is becoming sparse. We would encourage anyone interested to tie up their booking now to avoid disappointment.”
Currently, standard tickets are available in the Marina and South Grandstands, with limited tickets in the South Club. For those seeking seats in the Main Grandstand, a limited number of premium “Category 1” tickets are still open.
Overview of ticket categories and availability for the 2011 Formula 1 TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:
Grandstand ticket: Priced at AED 1,800 for two days and AED 2,000 for three days. Main, North, and West Grandstands - sold out. South Club – limited selection. Marina and South Grandstands have a good selection of tickets available.
Premium “Category 1” tickets: Available at AED 4,250, these three-day tickets offer the chance to enjoy balcony seating, air-conditioned lounges with food and beverage service, and complimentary parking. A limited number of tickets are available in the Main Grandstand, whilst a wider selection is available in the North and West Grandstands.
Paddock Club tickets: SOLD OUT
Tickets are available from the following outlets:
Call centre: 800 YAS (927)
Selected Etihad Airways outlets
Virgin Megastores across the UAE and GCC
Yas Hotel on Yas Island
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit kiosk
Yas Marina Circuit ticket booth in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
Yas Marina Circuit ticket booth in Dubai Mall
About Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit is one of the world's most iconic sporting venues. Located on Yas Island, the circuit debuted on October 30, 2009 with the final race of the FIA Formula One World Championship - the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to a capacity crowd of around 50,000. Year round, Yas Marina Circuit hosts an extensive programme of leading international and national motorsport racing series as well as major entertainment events and corporate activities. Supplementary facilities include the Yas Drag Racing Centre, the Yas Racing School and the Yas Kartzone.