Austin MotoGP: COTA details security after Boston bombs
17 April 2013
The Circuit of The Americas has announced the security measures in place for this weekend's inaugural MotoGP event in Austin, Texas.
All guests will be required to go through security checkpoints prior to entering the venue, with 'all bags, purses, backpacks and persons subject to screening by security personnel'.
The circuit statement added that such measures are normal for major events and were utilised during last November's F1 Grand Prix.
But in the wake of this week's tragic attack on a major US sporting event, the Boston Marathon: "We have been in touch with local law enforcement following yesterday's unfortunate events in Boston, Mass., and will work with them throughout the upcoming weekend to ensure we conduct a safe and secure event," said Circuit vice president of Public & Media Relations Julie Loignon.
'The following items will not be allowed in to Circuit of The Americas for this weekend's MotoGP event:
*Animals (exception for certified service animals).
*Bags or parcels larger than 12X12X20 inches.
*Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, segways, golf carts or other unauthorized means of transportation.
*Coolers, thermoses or ice chests.
*Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material.
*Food and Beverage (NOTE: sealed, individual, plastic bottles of water are allowed).
*Fireworks, explosives or other incendiary devices.
*Glass or metal containers of any style.
*Items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests (balls, Frisbees, balloons, projectiles, horns, radios, bells, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, etc.).
*Large, golf-type umbrellas.
*Tents or canopies.
*Video cameras, audio recording devices and tripods; no video recording will be allowed.
*Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray, handcuffs, nightsticks or other items.
'The following items will be permitted inside the Circuit:
*Umbrellas (small, hand-held style).
*Portable, collapsible chairs.
*Personal camera equipment (e.g. digital cameras, point-and-click digital cameras or film cameras).