Image courtesy of the Formula E Long Beach ePrix.
That free, eco-friendly event held last year is back again—but beware—this time you’ll have to cough up some change, with general admission prices coming in at $25.
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach announced that tickets went on sale today for the second annual Long Beach ePrix, with its speedy fun scheduled for April 2.
“We’re delighted that Long Beach has been selected to host a round of the FIA Formula E Championship in 2016, especially in light of the fact that Long Beach will be the only North American venue on their 2015-16 schedule,” said Jim Michaelian, president & CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “Fans can look forward to an even more exciting experience at the track this year as teams and drivers acquire more knowledge of how to run their sophisticated electric race cars under race conditions.”
Last year, Nelson Piquet Jr. won the first ePrix title on a modified 1.5-mile version of the Grand Prix circuit in Long Beach. In fact, it was one of just two domestic races featuring fully electric race cars during the first ever Formula E season that began in September 2014.
At a press conference announcing the arrival of the ePrix, the Long Beach mayor at the time, Bob Foster, a long-time electric vehicle owner, said the city was proud to be on the short list of cities hosting a Formula E race and applauded the cars’ design and performance.
“As you can see, these cars are fast, these cars are sexy and these cars are very quiet,” Foster said.
General Admission tickets purchased before March 15 are on sale for $25, with General Admission including a pit lane walk at $35. Children ages 13-16 and adults over 60 get in for $20. Children ages 12 and under are free. To buy tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or click here.