Las Vegas F1 General Admission: Tickets, Guide, Tips & Info

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

General Admission area at the Las Vegas GP

General Admission tickets are the cheapest way to access the Las Vegas F1 circuit as a spectator.

I was in the T-Mobile Sphere zone General Admission area at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix and this is a review of the facilities and the track views from the standing room only areas.

Plus I list some tips and must-bring items for those of you who are lucky enough to be attending the F1 in Vegas.

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Las Vegas Grand Prix - General Admission areas

General Admission (GA) tickets at the Las Vegas Grand Prix provide access to one of three standing-room only areas around the Strip circuit. These are:

  • T-Mobile Zone at Sphere
  • Caesar’s Palace Experience (new for 2024)
  • Flamingo General Admission (new for 2024)

With a General Admission ticket your access is limited to only one of these three areas, depending on which one you buy tickets for.

 You cannot walk around the rest of the circuit or enter any of the other areas.

Las Vegas F1 general admission zones map

Our guide to Las Vegas F1 parking & Monorail gives some tips on how to park closest to this zone and avoid the traffic chaos.

If you need somewhere to stay during the F1 in Vegas, our guide to the best, cheapest and most expensive Las Vegas F1 hotels shows the nearest places to the different zones.

Las Vegas GP General Admission Tickets

General Admission tickets for the Vegas F1 race can be purchased as either 3-day or single-day tickets. These are all sold in very limited numbers and will sell out very quickly.

For last year’s race I bought my Vegas GP tickets through StubHub, and paid less than the list price for them.

They have lots of Vegas GP tickets for sale even when they’re sold out on the official site.

I had a great buying experience and will use them again for F1 tickets.  Their FanProtect guarantee is very robust and keeps both your tickets and money protected.

Las Vegas F1 General Admission viewing

General Admission tickets for the Vegas F1 race are sold as ‘standing room only’.

This means there’s no trackside seating area provided for GA ticket holders and also that you won’t be allowed bring your own folding chairs or stools.

T-Mobile Zone at Sphere

I was in this GA zone at last year’s Vegas GP and it wasn’t great for viewing the track at all.

The official map shows one Standing Room Only area on the inside of Turn 6. 

However in reality there’s actually three raised platforms on the inside of Turn 6, plus a ground-level standing area in front of granstand SG8 that runs from Turn 5 to Turn 6, as below:

I filmed the video below showing the views from each of these different areas:

The views from these different spots aren’t particularly great. Even on the back row of the platforms it’s not very easy to see over the barriers. And when you do the cars only appear for a brief moment.

The middle platform is the worst view as the view to the right is blocked by the foot bridge directly adjacent to it.

The screen on the main stage shows coverage of the action, but that’s directly behind these platforms so you have to turn around to see it.

Caesar's / Flamingo GA areas

These are new for 2024 so information is very limited.

They will be standing room only and are likely to have some raised platforms, like in the video above, to help you see through the fences. They’re both along straights so I don’t expect the views will be great.

What else does General Admission include?

T-Mobile Zone at Sphere

Vegas F1 General Admission tickets for the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere include access to the outside (not the inside) of the Sphere, where there is a huge temporary stage set up for the headline musical performances and artists across the weekend. 

See the Vegas F1 concert lineup for full details on who’s performing on which days during the weekend.

Additionally you get complimentary food and drink included with the GA ticket (I should hope so too with those ticket prices). 

There’s also a Fan Zone within the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere. Like most of the other F1 races this includes things like  racing simulators and a few merchandise vendors. The queues for the merch vendors were always long.

When the track is live the screens on the main stage show coverage of the action, so if you’re not viewing the track you can always see what’s going on.

Caesar's / Flamingo GA areas

Again, these are new for 2024 so information is limited.

However the Vegas GP website states that in both of these zones you will have to pay for your food and drink. In the T-Mobile zone it’s free.

There may be some live entertainment in each, but you won’t have access to the headline performances on the T-Mobile stage in the Sphere zone.

F1 Las Vegas grandstands

Of the three GA areas listed above, only the the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere also has grandstands within it.

Officially, with General Admission tickets, you can’t access any of the grandstands within the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere.

Unofficially however, what I found was that your tickets are only checked when you enter the Zone. Once inside the Zone your tickets aren’t then checked when you enter a grandstand, so anyone could walk in any stand.

To secure a reserved grandstand seat you’ll need to pay considerably more. See my full guide to the Las Vegas F1 grandstands for info on where to sit and what the different views are like from each stand.

Or check out my full guide to the Las Vegas F1 tickets for all the different options.

Las Vegas F1 General Admission tips

The official Las Vegas GP FAQs provide some information on attending the event. Below I’ve highlighted a few of the most important points. 

What to wear

The Vegas Grand Prix is a night race held in November. Some of the F1 sessions run through the middle of the night, see the full Vegas F1 schedule for details.

Vegas at night in November is bitterly cold. Make sure you wear warm enough clothing. I didn’t wear enough warm stuff last year and was freezing.

 See my full Vegas Grand Prix dress code guide for some ideas and suggestions.

What time to arrive

The Fan Zones open at 6pm on every day of the Vegas F1 weekend, so the entrance gates will open at the same time.  I got there at 5:30pm and there was already a line-up.

Bag policy

The official bag policy is as follows, and they’re very strict on this:

  • Clear plastic bags that don’t exceed 12” x 6” x 12” are ok
  • Small bags or fanny packs that don’t exceed 4.5” x 6.5” are ok
  • Diaper bags are permitted and subject to search

Prohibited items

Items you’re not allowed to bring with you are:

  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Strollers
  • Chairs or stools (collapsible or non-collapsible)
  • Non-clear Bags
  • Professional film, audio or photo equipment
  • Flags, signs, banners or promotional materials
  • Noisemakers, bells, whistles, airhorns, megaphones, vuvuzelas (are they still a thing!?)

Most F1 circuits state that you’re not allowed to bring in ‘professional film or photo equipment’ but usually everything from your camera phone to GoPros and SLRs is fine.

You cannot bring in chairs or stools, so the Standing Room Only area in the General Admission zone is just that – standing only.

Food & drink

As mentioned above, food and drink is complimentary with General Admission or Grandstand tickets to the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Below are some of the culinary delights on offer at the event.

The queues to get the food inbetween F1 sessions were pretty long, so if you can time it to when everyone else is in their seats then do that.

Alcohol isn’t complimentary. The only drinks that are free are water and soft drinks. The image below show the prices of everything else.

What to bring to the Las Vegas Grand Prix

Here’s my list of things to consider bringing to the Las Vegas Grand Prix:

General

  • Tickets – digital copies easily available (already downloaded) on your phone
  • Money – cards, contactless payment
  • Small bag – fanny pack size for the essentials

Weather Protection

  • Warm clothes – it gets COLD at night at this time of year
  • A small foldable waterproof poncho might be worthwhile in case it rains (it can do surprisingly often in Vegas in November).
  • Windproof clothes

Electronics

  • Fully charged phone
  • Pay for F1 TV Pro for one month and download the app for the weekend so you can watch or listen to live coverage / commentary and keep up with the action more easily.
  • In-ear headphones to connect to your phone
  • A set of noise cancelling over-ear headphones to go over the in-ear headphones from your phone. They help cancel out the noise of the passing F1 cars so you can hear the commentary more easily.
  • Battery bank / power pack
  • Spare camera batteries
  • Spare memory cards

Spectating

  • Ear plugs or ear defenders, especially for young kids
  • Small foldable cushion (useful on grandstand seats)

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Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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Frank

thanks for posting the excellent Vegas F1 guides . scored a resale Sphere grandstand 6 near turn 7 as suggested, practice evening only all I can afford . didn’t realize concerts will be inside the Sphere until I saw it here which is a pleasant surprise

will get an affordable Wednesday pm opening ceremony ticket resale as they are now available

some Strip area hotels checking in 15th and 16th are quite affordable, about $30usd + resort fee

grandstands only include food, soft drinks/water, unless part of a premium package/section in which beer/liquor is also included

Jordan

Great article with lots of info I wasn’t aware of. Are the concerts included in the 3-day GA tickets? I snagged a couple through the official site for under $500 each!

Taylor

Great article – Thanks!

Do you happen to have any information on the shared hospitality suites? I am able to get discounted Heineken House race day tickets but I am wondering if the race views from Club SI and Club Paris are better even if food/drink/service at Heineken House probably better. Also wary of why the discounted tickets for Heineken House. They were originally more expensive than the SI and Paris but cheaper now with the discount.

Taylor

Thanks for the response!

Markus

Thanks for all this great info! Do you know if T-Mobile Sphere Grandstand ticketholders will have access to the GA section?

Markus

Is there any resource that has actual photos of these grandstands and seating areas? Thanks!

Víctor Jiménez

Cuál es tu Instagram ?

Dave F

Thank you very much for the detailed information. I am a resident of Las Vegas and was shut out this year, but have made the deposit for GA area for next year.

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