Miami Grand Prix sees capacity boost due to demand for tickets

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South Florida Motorsports (SFM), organiser of the Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix, has increased the capacity of the Miami International Autodrome, due to a high demand for tickets. 

To cater for the demand, the organiser has expanded grandstands, and introduced new hospitality suites and an updated ‘Campus Pass’ for general admission spectators.

Grandstand capacity has been increased by 3,000 seats, taking the total number to 56,000. Marquee features such as The Yacht Club at the MIA Marina and the Hard Rock Beach Club spaces will also be expanding for the 2023 edition.

There will be an additional 61 hospitality suites and two new luxury club spaces: The Vista at Turn 1 and The Boathouse at MIA Marina. SFM has also added a brand-new permanent Formula 1 Paddock Club building alongside Hard Rock Stadium.

The final general admission ticket release went on sale yesterday, offering an upgraded three-day General Admission ‘Campus Pass’ which will allow fans to experience different locations around the venue.

Fans will also be able to see inside a working F1 paddock from the 300 level of Hard Rock Stadium, which offers a view directly into the Team Village. This will be one of the major updates for 2023, with the hospitality units of the 10 Formula 1 teams relocated to the centre of Hard Rock Stadium.

The Team Village will be accessible to all ticket holders, including the General Admission ‘Campus Pass’ holders.

Tyler Epp, president of the Miami Grand Prix, said: “Our first race last May was a sell-out success in which more than 240,000 spectators visited the Miami International Autodrome for an unforgettable experience.

“Due to overwhelming demand, we have been maximising the venue to increase grandstand capacity, expand hospitality and to improve the experience for our General Admission Campus Pass ticket holders, to give the opportunity for even more fans to experience the incredible spectacle of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.”

Epp added: “In everything we do we are committed to providing an unparalleled fan experience to ensure Miami will be one of the must-attend races on the Formula 1 calendar for the next decade.”

The 2023 Miami Grand Prix is set to take place from May 5-7.