Circuit of The Americas, locally known as COTA, is regarded as one of the top venues in the United States for motorsports and entertainment. A purpose built venue specifically for Formula 1 racing, COTA also provides fans and visitors with interactive programming and activities from regular tours and go kart racing to outdoor concerts in the summer and a drive-through holiday light display in the winter and more. Find out how to experience COTA for yourself during your visit to Austin, Texas.

COTA can be found on 1,500 acres of Texas Hill Country, 15 miles southeast of Downtown Austin. The 120,000 maximum capacity track includes the racetrack, Germania Insurance Amphitheater, and sports stadium, home to the Austin Gilgronis.

MotoGP at Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas
Courtesy of Circuit of The Americas.

Motorsports

Circuit of The Americas has hosted the biggest names in racing since 2012. COTA is the only place in the United States that hosts Formula 1 racing with the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. The Formula 1 USGP returns to Austin in 2020 from October 23-25.

Race fans can experience a thrilling weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) make their way to the track each March. The 2023 event will take place, March 24-26, 2023. Read on for more details about the weekend's full lineup of activities and music, and get your tickets today!

Another exciting annual racing event is the world’s premier motorcycle racing championship, the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. Don’t miss out on witnessing emerging talent and the excitement of Grand Prix racing in the ultimate test for the finest athletes and machinery in motorcycle racing. The 2023 event will take place April 14-16.

Aerial view of the COTA Formula 1 race track with fans.Courtesy of Circuit of The Americas.

Live Music

While many visitors may be familiar with COTA as a racetrack, it offers so many more experiences for people who want to experience the Live Music Capital of the World® in action. The Germania Insurance Amphitheater is an outdoor concert venue situated in the heart of Circuit of The Americas. Past performers at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater include The Rolling Stones, Alanis Morissette, Sam Hunt and more.
COTA Karting at Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas
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Experiences

Headed to Austin in between racing events and concert dates? COTA offers visitors plenty of other opportunities to experience the track. COTA Karting, is a fun activity for the whole family. Race your friends and family on the world class go kart track in motorized karts ranging from Junior Karts up to the 55 mph. Champ Karts.

Coming soon to COTA is an all new amusement park, Cotaland. Guests will have the chance to spin, dip, freefall, and scream on dozens of rides opening soon.

Austin rugby team, Austin Gilgronis, battling an opposing team while a player runs the ball towards the try zone.Courtesy of Austin Gilgronis.

Austin's Major League Rugby team, the Austin Gilgronis, plays their games at COTA's sports stadium. Get ready for weekends experiencing the non-stop entertainment and unique environment. Young sports fans can look forward to pre-game fun like face painting, carnival rides, inflatable rugby games, live music and more. 

Start your morning with some horse power at Cars & Coffee on select Sundays. Stop by for an electric showing of Texas' coolest automobiles. See everything from classics, racecars, hot rods, off-roaders, electric vehicles and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about Circuit of The Americas and plan your experience today!