Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
Situated in front of the start and finish lines, the Main Grandstand provides seating for over 9,000 spectators on three levels. The Grandstand’s appearance was generated by performance, efficiency and practicality; a system of interchangeable pieces was devised that could be arranged according to need, allowing the Grandstand to grow over time.
At ground level, a canopy of steel tubes cantilevers 40 feet to shade concessions and a pedestrian walkway. Bleachers, fixed seats and open-air loge boxes offer phenomenal views of the straightaway and pit lane. The ground level also hosts offices, kitchens, a loading dock, and restrooms.
The second level concourse offers access to the upper risers and the Velocity Lounge, a spacious, double-height entertainment and event space.
The 29 private suites at the third level share spectacular views of the track and Observation Tower. Overhead, a white canopy sweeps between a series of 50-foot cantilevered steel trusses.