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 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.


Las Vegas Grand Prix - General Admission Zone

The Las Vegas Grand Prix track is split in to a number of different spectator zones. 

General Admission tickets provide access to one zone only, called the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere.

This zone goes from Turn 5 to Turn 9 and includes access around the incredible Sphere.

With a General Admission ticket your access is limited to this zone only. You cannot walk around the rest of the circuit or enter any of the other zones.

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.

F1 Las Vegas grandstands

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 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.

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:

Here’s 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.

What else does General Admission include?

Vegas F1 General Admission tickets include access to around the outside T-Mobile Sphere, where there is a huge temporary stage set up for a number of musical performances and artists across the weekend. You don’t get any access inside the Sphere itself.

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.

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.

Only a very limited number of the 3-day tickets are usually available and these sell out incredibly quickly. Their official price is $500 for 3 days when purchased through the official Las Vegas GP website.

Single-day tickets are cheaper but these also sell out quickly.

Once they’re sold out through the official site you have to turn to some of the resellers like StubHub or Viagogo. Unfortunately the prices for resold GA tickets have been inflated massively, and you’re unlikely to find a 3-day ticket for less than $1000.

Other places to try are this Facebook Group or the monthly ticket buy / sell thread in the Grand Prix Travel sub-Reddit, where people may be more likely to sell tickets at closer to face value.

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. See our 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. 

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:


  • 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


  • 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


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

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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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


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!


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.


Thanks for the response!


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


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

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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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