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Swamped US organisers consider extra stands

ESPN Staff
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Work continues on the main grandstand at the Circuit of the Americas ... but will more seating areas be ready in time? © Circuit of the Americas
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Ticket sales for November's US Grand Prix in Austin are going so well that organisers are now considering building additional grandstands to meet demand.

"We have experienced incredible demand for reserved grandstand seating tickets, and customers have quickly purchased our available inventory," said Julie Loignon, COTA's vice president of public and community relations. "As such, we are considering installing more reserved seats between Turns 9 and 10 and between Turns 11 and 12 in place of other types of seating that had been planned for those areas.

"We will release more information about new grandstand inventory and when additional reserved seats might be available for purchase as soon as possible. We are extremely pleased with how things are going overall, since our public ticket sales began less than a week ago."