Hamilton – Tickets for the 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from May 26th until June 27th 2017, will go on sale at www.americascup.com from Friday 9th December. A full range of tickets will be available with options to suit every need.
The 35th battle for the America’s Cup will take place on the stunning waters of Bermuda in May and June 2017. The six America’s Cup teams, representing the USA, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, France and Sweden, will race incredible hydrofoiling yachts on a stadium-style racecourse on Bermuda’s Great Sound which will make the events in Bermuda among the hottest tickets in world sport in 2017.
The full range of tickets available from Friday 9th December is listed below, and passes are available that give access to the America’s Cup Village on every race day, every weekday, every weekend or just one weekend. If availability allows, upgrade tickets will be available through the ticketing office on site and family day tickets will also be available.
Spectator Experience Ticketing Options
– The America’s Cup Village, the heart of all the action in 2017
– Grandstand seats, offering unrivalled views of the stadium-style action as it unfolds on Bermuda’s Great Sound
– Official Spectator Boats, enabling America’s Cup fans who want to be on the water to enjoy a front row position right on the edge of the racecourse
– Longtail Lounge hospitality, one of the best VIP experiences in Bermuda, providing relaxed views of the Great Sound in a perfect hospitality setting
– Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar, promising a lively atmosphere, delicious buffet lunches and fantastic views of the finish line
– Private Boat Registration, giving boat owners the chance to enjoy all the 35th America’s Cup action from the comfort of their own vessels, right next to the racecourse itself
The America’s Cup Village
Tickets to the America’s Cup Village give access to the custom-built, nine acre site which will boast live entertainment, views of the racecourse finish line, ‘dock-out’ shows and sailor signing sessions throughout the event schedule. Overlooking the iconic Great Sound and showcasing the best of Bermuda’s food and beverage vendors, this family-friendly site will also be home to an America’s Cup merchandise store and a dedicated Kids Zone.
The America’s Cup Village will provisionally be open between 11am and 5pm throughout most days of the event schedule, enabling visitors to soak up the atmosphere before racing commences at approximately 2pm. A range of ticket prices will be on offer, with prices starting at $10 and with various discounts available for Bermuda residents. Tickets for children under the age of 13 will be 50% off and children two years and under will be able to enter the America’s Cup Village for free.
A ticket to the grandstand will enable fans to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the America’s Cup Village before enjoying America’s Cup racing from the comfort and convenience of their own waterside grandstand seats, with preferred access to delicious local food and beverages.
Grandstand ticket holders have entry into the America’s Cup Village included in their ticket price and will be able to keep up with the race action through big screens and live commentary, enjoying one of the best views ever of America’s Cup racing as the boats fly towards the finish line, right in front of their seats.
Grandstand seating is available every race day with tickets starting at just $70.
Official Spectator Boats
Take to the water from Hamilton or Dockyard and experience the thrills and spills of America’s Cup racing from a fantastic front row position right on the edge of the racecourse. Spectator Boat ticket holders will enjoy three hours on board, with boats taking guests onto the Great Sound and up close to the action as it unfolds in front of them, and on TV around the world. Each boat will be equipped with live radio commentary of the racing, with food and beverages available to purchase on board. Prices start from $150 for an adult ticket on a fleet of motor cruisers and catamarans.
Longtail Lounge VIP Hospitality
One of the best America’s Cup VIP experiences will be found at the Longtail Lounge in the America’s Cup Village. Guests will relax in informal waterside surroundings and enjoy a complimentary bar and delicious assisted service buffet lunch. The open-air private viewing deck will be perfect for watching the boats fly towards the finish line and, with screens throughout the Longtail Lounge, there will be no excuses for missing a minute of the action.
Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar
See and be seen in the lively atmosphere of the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar. With a raised viewing terrace and striking views over the Great Sound, tickets will include a delicious buffet lunch and official America’s Cup merchandise.
Located within the America’s Cup Village and provisionally open from 11am until 5pm, tickets to the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar start from $150.
Private Boat Registration
Boat owners can also enjoy America’s Cup action in Bermuda for themselves, with access to the designated spectator zone on the racecourse. Throughout every race, up-to-date information and commentary will be shared with all registered boats, giving them incredible views of the action on the same water on which the teams will be battling it out for the oldest trophy in international sport.
The America’s Cup
On May 26th the events will start with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, with all six America’s Cup teams competing in a double round robin series of match races. That preliminary round of racing will conclude on Saturday 3rd June, when one team will drop out of the reckoning, and Oracle Team USA, the Defenders of the America’s Cup, will stand back from the next round, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs. Featuring four teams, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs are the prelude to the main event and will run from Sunday 4th June until Monday 12th June, by which date the identity of the team which will challenge Oracle Team USA for the America’s Cup will be known.
The America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton will then run from Saturday 17th June to Tuesday 27th June in a ‘first to seven’ race program (with one point for a win), with the official Challenger and Oracle Team USA, the Defender, fighting it out in front of thousands of fans in Bermuda, and millions more worldwide on TV and online.