The initial public ticket sale offering for the
inaugural 2016 HKT Hong Kong ePrix has met with strong public
response, with all 2,000 grandstand seats put up for sale on 31
May sold out within a month of offering.
Adding to the mounting
excitement around this landmark sports and entertainment event is
the announcement by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
(FIA), the global sanctioning body for Formula E, that the HKT
Hong Kong ePrix will enjoy pride of place on the international
circuit as the opening race of Formula E’s third season.
The third season will begin in Hong Kong on 8
and 9 October 2016 with the hosting of the first ever HKT Hong Kong ePrix. Hong Kong will be the first of 14 races in 2016/17.
Godfrey Leung, Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic
Development, said, “We are happy to learn that the FIA has confirmed Hong Kong as the first stop of the third season of its
Championship in 2016/17. The government fully supports and is forging ahead with the implementation of this world-class novel
car race in Hong Kong. The race will showcase our splendid skyline and harbour view to the world, enrich the attractiveness of Hong
Kong to visitors and reinforce our position as an events capital
of Asia. We are confident that car racing enthusiasts, who
incidentally are typically high-spending visitors, will come to
Hong Kong specifically for this race.”
In response to
the strong demand for tickets, event organisers Formula Electric Racing Hong
Kong Limited are about to release tickets for grandstand
seating of which capacity has been expanded to 6,000 seats.
grandstands at Tamar Park and the Hong Kong Observation Wheel will
accompany the Lung Wo Road Grandstand.
seating in the abovementioned grandstands will be placed on sale
in the second phase of ticketing to begin on 8 July via Ticketflap with a third phase of ticketing to be offered closer to the
honoured to have been chosen as the opening event of what is
certain to be the most compelling season of Formula E ever,” said Mr
Alan Fang, Chief Executive Officer of Formula Electric Racing Hong
Kong Limited. “Our
thanks go to Formula E Operations and the FIA for their strong
support as we work even harder to put on an event fit to launch
the global series. We would like to express our sincere gratitude
to the Tourism Commission for its support and facilitation in
helping to make the Hong Kong ePrix a reality and establishing an
effective platform for us to work closely with the tourism trade
and the retail sector in enhancing the tourism appeal of the race.”
HKT Hong Kong ePrix
Over 4,000 of the 10,000 tickets for the event’s eVillage
fan experience zone have been sold.
Tickets for the eVillage are HK$300 for the
two-day event. Senior citizens (65 and above) and children’s (five
to 12) eVillage tickets are HK$150. eVillage
tickets do not give access to the grandstand.
The eVillage will feature attractions and
entertainment including musical performances on a series of
mini-stages, children’s zones and an array of game booths and
In keeping with the ePrix’s emphasis on promoting
sustainability, the eVillage will also include interactive
displays on the latest sustainable energy technologies as well as
displays of new electric cars from some of the world’s premier
Phase II Ticketing to
Commence 8 July
Ticket prices are unchanged from Phase I with
every ticket providing access to the full two-day calendar of
races and supporting events.
An adult grandstand ticket for the full race weekend is
HK$2,380 and includes access to the eVillage. Grandstand seat
concession prices for children (aged 5 to 12) and senior
citizens (aged 65 and above) are HK$1,190.
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