X Games Austin 2015 spectator info

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VENUE INFORMATION AND POLICIES

  • For the most up-to-date event information visit www.xgames.com or download the X Games Austin app. For real-time updates and to connect to thousands of other X Games fans, like us on Facebook and follow @xgames on Twitter and Instagram.
  • On June 4, 2015 Moto X Step Up will take place on Congress Avenue in front of the Texas Capitol Building in Downtown Austin, TX, and Circuit of the Americas (COTA) will host Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing. The world's best action sports and festival experience will return to COTA June 5-7, 2015.
  • All persons/bags entering the X Games venues are subject to search. Bags larger than 14" square, i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc. are not allowed in the venue.
  • For the safety and comfort of all guests, the following items are not allowed at the X Games: large bags, weapons, alcohol, coolers, pets (working animals excepted, i.e. guide dog); chairs, large umbrellas, laser-lights, noisemakers (i.e. air-horns); glass bottles, aluminum cans or beverages of any kind in unsealed containers.
  • Guests may not bring any food and/or beverage items into the venue. The only exception is a factory sealed plastic bottled water, one liter or smaller. Empty water containers are permitted into the venue for use at facility provided water refilling stations. Guests with special dietary needs, infant formula or baby food, religious requirements, or medical conditions may be approved in advance through the Guest Services department.
  • Guests must return unauthorized items to their vehicles or dispose them prior to entrance into the venue. Guest Services will not check-in any food or beverage items. The venue will not be responsible for safeguarding unauthorized items.
  • Large posters and banners must be inspected by security before being allowed in the venue. X Games reserves the right to refuse admission of signage. Sticks or poles to hold flags/banners are not permitted.
  • Skateboards and in-line skates are not allowed on the venue. Please use the skate check service at the Grand Plaza entrance of COTA. Skate check service is not available downtown. No skateboards, in-line skates, bikes, scooters or other sports equipment will be allowed inside the gates of any of the X Games venues. Skateboards and Bicycles will both be available to check-out and use as part of activations located within the Next X Parks Festival Village at COTA.
  • Designated bicycle parking at COTA will be located outside of the Grand Plaza Entrance Gates, immediately West of the Box Office.
  • Skateboards and bicycles will be left at the risk of the guest.
  • Stroller parking is available at designated areas throughout the X Games venue. Please take all personal items and belongings out of your stroller when leaving it unattended at stroller parking. Strollers will be left at the risk of the guest.
  • Guests must wear shirts and shoes. No bare feet allowed.
  • X Games is a non-smoking event. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Smoking is not permitted in the reserved seating areas or on the Superstage or Amphitheater lawns.
  • Camping is available to guests at COTA for an additional cost. To view camping prices and policies please visit www.circuitoftheamericas.com.
  • X Games is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged goods. This includes checked items as well as strollers.
  • X Games reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone at any time.
  • Commercial photography or videography is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in ejection and/or loss of credential/ticket. Specifically, the following equipment is not permitted: Lenses greater than three and one half inches in length, telephoto or zoom lenses of any kind, interchangeable lenses of any kind, monopods or tripods or flash equipment of any kind. All wireless equipment must be cleared by ESPN.
  • All existing facility policies may be enforced in addition to X Games venue policies.

VENUE HOURS

Please visit www.xgames.com for the full competition and concert schedule (schedule subject to change). Please note that practices are not open to the public.

DOWNTOWN

The X Games Downtown venue consists of the following event: Moto X Step Up

Thursday, June 5: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM*
*Ticketed Area is scheduled to open at 7:00PM

CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS (COTA)

The X Games COTA venue will host Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing on Thursday, June 4, 2015 and the following action sports competitions June 5-7: GoPro BMX Big Air, BMX Dirt, Park, Vert; America's Navy Skateboard Big Air, Skateboard Park, Monster Energy Men's Skateboard Street, Street Amateurs; Women's Street, Vert, Vert Best Trick; Skateboard/BMX Big Air Doubles; Moto X Best Whip, Quarter Pipe, and Speed & Style; Men's and Women's Enduro X; Rally Car Racing, and Off Road Truck Racing.

Thursday, June 4: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, June 5: 10:00 AM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Saturday, June 6: 10:00 AM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Sunday, June 7: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM

X GAMES FESTIVALS AT COTA

X Games Austin 2015 will feature seven themed interactive festival villages: Galleria, The Real Cost Gaming Shack, The Garage, Torchy's Tacos Playground, Marvel Next X Parks, Sound Factory, and the Piranha X Vert Village. Villages will offer entertainment, interactive games, attractions, food and other activities, all included with price of admission. Located throughout COTA, the festival villages will also feature the Major League Gaming X Games Invitational, live music, athlete autograph signings, giveaways and much more.

Friday, June 5
GALLERIA, GARAGE, SOUND FACTORY, PIRANHA X VERT VILLAGE: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
THE REAL COST GAMING SHACK, MARVEL NEXT X PARKS, TORCHY'S TACOS PLAYGROUND: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Saturday, June 6
GALLERIA, GARAGE, SOUND FACTORY, PIRANHA X VERT VILLAGE: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
THE REAL COST GAMING SHACK, MARVEL NEXT X PARKS, TORCHY'S TACOS PLAYGROUND: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Sunday, June 7
ALL VILLAGES: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

X GAMES MUSIC

X Games Music performers include: Metallica and Nicki Minaj performing live on the Super Stage at COTA, and The Glitch Mob, Pennywise, Talib Kweli, Kid Ink, Joywave, Deltron 3030, The Flesh Lights, The Blind Pets, The Happen Ins, A. Sinclair, A Giant Dog, Phranchyze, Sip Sip, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Bright Light Social Hour, Residual Kid, Digital Wild, Zeale, Walker Lukens, Ume performing LIVE in the world class Austin360 Amphitheater as part of the fully interactive music festival experience.

SUPER STAGE HOURS
Friday, June 5: 9:30 PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Saturday, June 6: 9:30 PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT

AMPHITHEATRE HOURS Friday, June 5: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 6: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, June 7: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
There are various freeways and exits to get to the Downtown Austin X Games Venue (at the intersection of 11th Street and Congress Ave) and COTA (9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. Austin, TX 78617). For assistance in finding the perfect transportation solution around downtown, please visit: http://www.downtownaustin.com/experience/getting-around. Circuit of the Americas is easily accessed from SH 130 (toll road) by exiting onto Elroy Rd or FM 812. The venue is located on Circuit of the Americas Blvd., which can be accessed from the north off of Elroy Rd or from the south off of FM 812.

PARKING
There is limited public parking in the downtown area, and it is suggested to take public transportation to the downtown event on Thursday, June 4th 2015. Parking for the Harley-Davidson Flat Track racing event at COTA on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 is included with the price of admission and located in Lot C. Motorcycle parking is located in the McAngus lots directly south of the Flat-Track venue, accessed via McAngus Road.

Parking for X Games events at COTA on June 5-7, 2015 can be purchased in advance from Ticketmaster (online, phones, outlets), or can also be purchased on the day of the event at the venue parking entrance. Premium parking in Lots B, C and D can only be purchased in advance and costs $75 for the 3 day parking pass. Standard parking in Lots A, F, H, and T can be purchased in advance for $35 for the 3 day pass, $15 for a single day pass, or on-site cash parking for $20 per car per day. Motorcycle parking will only be available in Lot H. Guests are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure discounted pricing and to have access to the parking lots closest to the Grand Plaza entrance.

If parking was purchased in advance to expedite entry, please place the parking pass on the driver-side dashboard upon entering the facility so that the large parking letter is clearly visible to the parking attendants. Parking lots will open one hour prior to the X Games entrance gates opening.

ADA
Parking for guests with mobility issues is available with proper state identification at COTA. There are a limited number of parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis in Lots B and D near the main entrance gates.

TAXIS, LIMOUSINES AND CHARTER BUSES Taxis may enter Circuit of The Americas Blvd. to drop off and pick up guests from Elroy Road or FM 812. Once on Circuit of The Americas Blvd. follow the signs to the Taxi load zone located on the west side of the street and just south of the Grand Plaza main gates (south of Lot C). Limousines may enter Circuit of The Americas Blvd. from Elroy Road and proceed to the Limo/Bus drop off zone which is located on the west side of the street and just north of the Grand Plaza main gates (north of Lot C).

Limousines will be required to pay the on-site parking fee of $20 per day. Mini buses (24 passengers or less) may enter Circuit of The Americas Blvd. from Elroy Road and proceed to the Limo/Bus drop off zone, which is located on the west side of the street and just north of the Grand Plaza main gates (north of Lot C). Mini buses will be required to pay the on-site parking fee of $30 per day. Full-size Motor Coaches must pre-purchase a permit in order to have access on Circuit of The Americas property. Call 512-655-6561 for permit requests. Motor coaches with permit will enter Circuit of The Americas Blvd. from Elroy Rd. and proceed to Lot C for passenger drop-off. Motor Coaches will remain in Lot C until passengers are ready to leave.

No in/out privileges. Motor Coaches will be required to pay the permit parking fee of $50 per day. Depending on the volume of limos, mini buses, and motor coaches, drivers may be asked to "stage" in an overflow lot until guests exit the venue.

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
Guests can be dropped off and picked up at COTA at the designated spectator pick-up and drop off location directly across from Lot B (look for the Taxi and Passenger Drop-off sign). No parking will be allowed - just drop-off and pick-up. Any cars left unattended in those areas may be towed at owner's expense. Please adhere to the 15 minute policy for this area.

SHUTTLES
From June 5-7 a complimentary network of shuttles at COTA can transport guests between designated pick-up and drop-off points on 2 separate routes. Shuttles will operate on a continuous loop beginning 1 hour prior to the X Games gates opening through 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concerts at the end of each night. Route 1 will pick-up and drop-off at Lot T (pending use), the Main Grandstand Entrance, and the Grand Plaza Entrance (at Lot B). Route 2 will pick-up and drop-off at the Grand Plaza Entrance (at Lot D) and at Lot H.

GUEST INFORMATION

Guest Services is the designated area for all event information and event services. Event schedule, venue activities, lost and found, wheelchair viewing maps and other event services are offered. The X Games Guest Services Tent in Downtown Austin is located on the East side of 11thstreet. At COTA, Guest Services tents are located in the Galleria, The Real Cost Gaming Shack, the Garage, Marvel Next X Parks, Torchy's Tacos Playground, and at the Main Grandstand Venue Entrance. Additional pop-up Guest Services locations will be located at the McAgnus Lots in support of Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing and at the Turn 12 Access Gate in support of the Super Stage concerts. If a special ticketing package was purchased, please refer to the ticket voucher for specific pick-up locations.

GUEST SERVICES HOURS
Thursday, June 4
COTA - MCAGNUS LOTS (HARLEY DAVIDSON FLAT-TRACK RACING): 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DOWNTOWN - 11TH STREET (MOTO X STEP UP): 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday, June 5
GARAGE: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
GALLERIA, THE REAL COST GAMING SHACK, MARVEL NEXT X PARKS, TORCHY'S TACOS PLAYGROUND, MAIN GRANDSTAND: 10:00AM-10:00PM
TURN 12 ACCESS GATE (SUPER STAGE CONCERTS): 9:00PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT

Saturday, June 6
GARAGE: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
GALLERIA, THE REAL COST GAMING SHACK, MARVEL NEXT X PARKS, TORCHY'S TACOS PLAYGROUND, MAIN GRANDSTAND: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
TURN 12 ACCESS GATE (SUPER STAGE CONCERTS): 9:00PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT

Sunday, June 7
GALLERIA: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
GARAGE, THE REAL COST GAMING SHACK, MARVEL NEXT X PARKS, TORCHY'S TACOS PLAYGROUND, MAIN GRANDSTAND: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

For any event-related questions or concerns while on-site, please locate a Guest Services Representative or ask where the closest one can be found. Guest Services representatives are outfitted with Bright Green X Games Austin T-shirts marked with 'INFORMATION' on the back of their shirt.

ADA
Designated wheelchair viewing areas have been established at all X Games competition and concert venues. Staff in the Guest Services tent will be available to escort an individual to a wheel chair viewing area. COTA maintains accessible seating in various sections of the seating area for guests with ADA needs.

ATMs
ATMs are located throughout the Grand Plaza near concession stand locations, in the middle of the Main Grandstand, and in other locations around the venue.

CONCESSIONS
Some of the best local Food Trucks will be on-site on the west side of 11th Street in front of the Capitol Building in Downtown Austin on Thursday, June 4th including Austin Land and Cattle, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Double Trouble BBQ, The Peached Tortilla, and Roppolo's Pizza.

Circuit of the Americas offers a wide selection of food entrees and snacks from concessions stands inside the X Games grounds, as well as in the restaurants and pubs setup throughout the grounds. Beverage options include Coke products and full bars offering beer, wine and spirits. Torchy's Tacos Playground and Next X Parks are designated alcohol free zones.

LOST CHILDREN/LOST AND FOUND ITEMS
The Guest Services Tents on the East side of 11th street of the Downtown Venue and in the Galleria Festival Village at COTA are the designated meeting places if persons in your party are separated from your family or group. Lost and Found is also located at the Guest Services tents. Items that are found should be turned into staff at these locations. Guests reporting any lost items should be directed there as well. For Lost & Found item recovery following the event, please call 512-301-6600. X Games will not be held liable for any unclaimed items.

Tag-A-Kid is available at all Guest Services locations. Adults can get a wristband for their child and register them with the X Games Guest Services Staff. If the child becomes lost, the wristband will give an event staff employee or security the necessary information to escort the child back to the adult they came with. If a parent is not on-site, the child will be taken to the closest Guest Services Tent.

MEDICAL
On-site medical is available to guests. If you have or see a medical emergency, please contact Security immediately and they will notify medical personnel. The Spectator Medical tent is located on the East side of 11th street in Downtown Austin and located throughout COTA in the Galleria, Garage, and Playground, and as roaming response teams.

MERCHANDISE
Official X Games merchandise is available on the east side of 11th Street of the Downtown Venue and in the Galleria at COTA near the Grand Plaza entrance. Additional merchandise locations can be found throughout the COTA venue.

PHONES
Downtown Austin and COTA are both located within standard cell phone service range. Mobile charging stations and/or electrical outlets will be available on a first-come first serve basis at Go Puck in the Vert Village and at COTA in the Environmentality Patios at select Guest Services Tents. Phones left are at the risk of the owner.

RESTROOMS
Restroom facilities will be available to guests downtown on the East side of 11th street, and within the festival villages near turns 12 and 19, and within the Main Grandstand of COTA. Additional temporary restroom facilities will be found throughout the X Games venue at COTA.

SECURITY
Security Check Points are located at the entrances and exits of all X Games venues. Event security personnel are also patrolling the venue and will assist with crowd and access control.

SKATE CHECK HOURS AT COTA GRAND PLAZA ENTRANCE
Skate check service is located at the Grand Plaza entrance of COTA. Skateboards left after hours will be available for pick-up on the next event day or by contacting Guest Services.
Friday, June 5: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 6: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 7: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SUSTAINABILITY
X Games and COTA embrace sustainability through Resource Recovery, Site Stewardship, Conservation, and Community Outreach. Please support efforts to minimize waste by disposing of trash, recyclables, and compost in the appropriate containers. To learn more about X Games Enviornmentality please visit the Guest Services Tents located throughout the venue and speak with a member of the X Games Green Team.

TICKET INFORMATION

TICKET SALES
Tickets and wristbands can be purchased online from Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at any Ticketmaster outlets. On the day of the event, tickets and wristbands can be purchased at the Downtown Ticketing Tent on June 4 and at the Circuit of the Americas Box Office from June 4-7 (subject to availability).

To ensure guests have a reserved seat for their favorite events, ESPN highly encourages guests to purchase tickets and wristbands online and have in hand when arriving on-site to avoid long lines at Will Call.

WILL CALL
Will Call wristbands are to be picked up at the Will Call windows of the Circuit of the Americas box office, located right in front of the Grand Plaza main entrance gates.

DOWNTOWN TICKETING TENT HOURS
Thursday, June 4: 5:00 PM-10:00PM

COTA BOX OFFICE HOURS
Monday, June 1 - Wednesday, June 3: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday, June 4: 10:00 AM-7:30 PM
From Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, the box office will open one hour before the Grand Plaza gates open for will call wristbands pick-up and for purchasing wristbands.

CHILDREN
Children aged 2 and under are admitted free without a wristband when accompanied by a wrist banded adult. Children ages 3 and older must have a wristband to enter the X Games grounds and must occupy a seat when in the reserved seating area.

RE-ENTRY
X Games 3 Day pass holders and single day pass holders will be allowed re-entry throughout the weekend. Campers are allowed to come and go through the Turn 3 entrance with a valid camping credential.

RE-SALE
The reselling of wristbands is prohibited at all times on the X Games grounds of Circuit of The Americas and Downtown, or at any part of parking lots, campgrounds, or other areas on the property.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
Competitions are subject to move days and times based on weather and/or may be rescheduled. Concerts will go on, rain or shine.

SOCIAL
Fans will also be able to connect and interact socially onsite like never before - utilizing RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology - throughout the venue with photo opportunities, social media check-ins at designated locations and more. Wristband Registration is located on-site at COTA at the Guest Services Tents located in the Galleria and at the Main Grandstand entrance.

All Times listed are Central Time Zone. All information is subject to change. For any additional questions or concerns you might have please e-mail info@circuitoftheamericas.com or call 512-301-6600.