Austin (TX) premiered in November 2012 the first track in the United States built specifically for Formula One racing. The name “Circuit of the Americas” was introduced to the public in April 2011 and is trademarked.
San Antonio has its ‘Tower of the Americas,” a 750-foot observation tower/restaurant built for the 1968 HemisFair.
Wikipedia: Circuit of the Americas
Circuit of the Americas is a 3.427-mile (5.515 km) motor racing circuit near Austin, Texas. It is due to hold the Formula One United States Grand Prix on November 18, 2012, the penultimate round of the 2012 season. The circuit will also host the Texas Motorcycle Grand Prix, a round of the Road Racing World Championship — commonly known as MotoGP — in addition to the Australian V8 Supercars series, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the American Le Mans Series, and the Rolex Sports Car Series, all of which will make their debuts at the circuit in 2013.
The circuit and Grand Prix were first proposed in the middle of 2010. The circuit will be the first in the United States to be purpose-built for Formula One.
KVUE.com (Austin, TX)
Circuit of the Americas F1 track details announced
by REBEKAH HOOD / KVUE.com
Posted on April 12, 2011 at 2:47 PM
Updated Friday, Jun 15 at 3:05 PM
The Formula 1 race track facility under construction in Elroy now has a name—Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
Tavo Hellmund, the chairman of Formula 1 United States, announced the name as well as several major new partners and programs in connection with the new track Tuesday.
According to a press release about the new facility, the name is to signify “that the center will be a premier destination in the western hemisphere where business leaders, entertainers and sports fans come to see world-class performances.”
Austin’s “Circuit of the Americas” stages media open house
April 12, 2011
On the same day in which it announced the signing of a 10-year agreement to host MotoGP races as well as Formula 1, the United States Grand Prix group responsible for bringing F1 back to the United States in 2012 officially named its Austin facility “Circuit of the Americas” at a media event held to reveal more details of the facility.
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
Posted: 5:01 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
Austin annexes Circuit of the Americas racetrack
By Dave Doolittle
In a deal that adds tens of millions of dollars to the property tax rolls, the Austin City Council on Thursday unanimously approved annexing about 1,500 acres in southeastern Travis County that include Circuit of the Americas.
The annexation also extends the city’s regulatory authority on the 3.4-mile racetrack, which is scheduled to host its first Formula One race Nov. 16-18.
The circuit property was valued at $92.2 million this year, with a taxable value of $80.7 million, records show. Annexation will take effect Dec. 17.
Circuit of The Americas™ - Built for Speed On and Off the Track With Help From AT&T
New Texas circuit first in global motorsport built with an entirely IP-based infrastructure from inception
DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/—The world’s newest premium motorsport and entertainment venue, Circuit of The Americas, in Austin, Texas, will host some of the fastest race cars in the world, as well as one of the fastest and most state-of-the-art high-speed data and wireless networks powered by AT&T*. The new venue will open over the weekend of November 16-18 as it hosts the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™.
Word Mark CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
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Serial Number 85281259
Filing Date March 30, 2011
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Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Circuit of the Americas LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TEXAS 301 Congress Avenue, Suite 220 Austin TEXAS 78701
Attorney of Record Sherri L. Eastley
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