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 26th May 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.
Points to note:
Ticket purchase limit: Tickets are limited to six tickets per day, per person but multiple days may be purchased.
Ticket refunds: Tickets for the America’s Cup Village, the Grandstand, the Goslings Dark ’n Stormy Island Bar and the Longtail Lounge are non-refundable if the America’s Cup Village is open. If the America’s Cup Village is closed for the whole opening time period, a full refund will be given. If there is no racing on the 8th June or the 12th June (because the best-of-nine or best-of-thirteen series has already been decided), the America’s Cup Village will be closed and full refunds will be given. For those with Official Spectator Boat tickets, if there is no racing then guests will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island with no refund given.
Resale: The Terms and Conditions of each ticket purchase forbid the resale of any and all tickets. If the Terms and Conditions are breached, the America’s Cup Event Authority reserves the right to cancel all ticket purchases.
Ticket transfers: tickets purchased may be transferred to others.
America’s Cup Village Re-Entry: No re-entry will be allowed to the America’s Cup Village.
Terms & Conditions: The full list of Terms & Conditions will be published online when ticket sales go live via www.americascup.com
The America’s Cup Village Opening and Closing Times, and Race Schedules
The America’s Cup Village will have a range of opening and closing times, depending on the day.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the America’s Cup Village is provisionally planned to open at 11.00am and close at 5.00pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, the America’s Cup Village is provisionally planned to open at 11.00am and close at 10.00pm.
On each day, racing is scheduled to run between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, except for 7th and 8th June when the America’s Cup Village is provisionally planned to open at 10.00am and close at 5.00pm, as racing is scheduled to start on those two days at 12.00pm, not 2.00pm.
Transport to and from the America’s Cup Village
A range of transport options will be in place to help fans reach the America’s Cup Village.
Ferries: taking a ferry to and from the America’s Cup Village will be the easiest way to reach the heart of the action in May and June 2017. Detailed ferry schedules will be published in due course, outlining the options for travelling to the two drop off / pick up points at the Dockyard Ferry Terminal and the America’s Cup Village.
Park & Ride: parking spaces at the official event Park & Ride facility will be available for purchase in advance through a dedicated webpage, with the cost including shuttle services to and from the Transport Hub (located a short distance from the America’s Cup Village).
Taxi / Bus: numerous bus and taxi options will be available throughout the 35th America’s Cup, taking fans from points all over Bermuda straight to the Transport Hub.
Water Shuttle / Land Shuttle services: some guest accommodations in Bermuda are organizing their own shuttle services for their guests. Fans interested in these options are urged to contact individual guest accommodations to find out what services are being provided.
Parking on site on the day will not be available. If fans are coming by public transport on the roads, there will be a transport hub just before the entrance into Dockyard at which taxis, minibuses, coaches and buses will drop off and pick up passengers. There will be no public parking in Dockyard or at the America’s Cup Village.
Safety and Security
The safety and security of all visitors to the America’s Cup is of paramount importance. Screening and bag checks will be in place before visitors enter the America’s Cup Village and all staff will be thoroughly briefed on the emergency plans that have been put in place by all the relevant authorities.
Sail racing does rely on the right wind conditions, so there may be occasions when the wind is too light or too heavy to race. If it is not possible to race, the America’s Cup Village will remain open, weather allowing, with a full programme of entertainment unless otherwise notified, and no refunds or exchanges for another day will be given.
* all details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change