What is the schedule for the event?
Qualifying will take place on Saturday. Racing will take place on Sunday. Doors will open at 11:30am both days. For a more detailed schedule please see the schedules tab here.
Will food and water be available?
Yes there will be ample concessions areas on each embarcadero. Hospitality tickets come with a variety of free food and drink options, and the Public area general admission areas will have food, beverages, and alcohol available for purchase.
Will there be parking available?
There are multiple parking lots in the surrounding area that will be open to the public during the event. Parking rates will range from $20-$30. For more information, please visit the Ace Parking website: www.aceparking.com/find-parking
Is there public transportation to the event?
If you are arriving by train we are conveniently located less than one mile from the Santa Fe Station. The San Diego Trolley has two stops directly in front of the convention center at Harbor Drive/First Avenue and Harbor Drive/Fifth Avenue, which are a short walk from the venue.
Will there be a rideshare pickup?
Yes, there will be a dedicated rideshare pickup location on Convention Center way, just outside the entrance to the South Embarcadero Park.
Is there handicap parking?
Yes, there will be ADA parking available in the San Diego Convention Center underground parking garage. Parking rates are determined by ACE Parking. Please contact ACE parking for more info: www.aceparking.com/find-parking
Is there wheelchair spectator access?
Yes, each park will have a designated handicap viewing area, and ADA parking will be available close to the entrance of each venue.
What items will and will not be allowed in the venue?
The following items are allowed:
Picnic Blanket or seating pad
Factory sealed water bottles
The following items are not allowed:
Food or Beverages
Any liquids of any kind (except water) in any kind of containers or packaging.
Any foods, hot or cold, in any kind of packaging.
Any illegal drugs or substances
Weapons & Explosives
Any sort of knives, thrusting weapons, jack knife, etc.
Any kind of explosives, fireworks, firecrackers, etc.
Furniture & Camping Gear
Any kind of tables, trays or benches
Any kind of grills or BBQ appliances, parasols, sun-sails, windbreakers, etc.
Noisemakers, horns, etc.
Laser pointers, flashlights, etc.
Large flags or banners
Kites, drones, or any other airborne crafts or toys
Where should I stay for the event?
There are many hotels right along the San Diego waterfront. For a list of prefered hotel partners and special Red Bull Air Race rates please see the venues tab here.
Can I change my ticket type?
Should you wish to upgrade your ticket you will be able to do so given that there are tickets still available for purchase. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Is embarcadero access limited to the type I purchase?
Yes, you will only be able to access the embarcadero that you purchased.
Can I get a refund for my tickets?
There are no refunds for this event. Please see our ticketing terms and conditions here.
How old does my child have to be to need a ticket?
Children under 6 are free with a paid adult. Children 6-12 will need a Child's ticket for admission.
Are there military discounts available?
Yes, there are military discounts available to active duty and reserve military personnel and their families. There is a limit to four military discount tickets per ID. Military ID will be required at the gate for admission.
Can I buy tickets over the phone?
No, this event is an e-ticket event. If you are unable to complete your purchase online you may purchase onsite at the box office during the event.
May I leave and re-enter event?
Yes, all entry gates will have a designated exit lane. Viewers will be issued a wristband upon leaving the venue identifying re-entry.
What if I need medical attention?
Each embarcadero will have a First Aid tent located next to the Info Booth in case of emergency.
Will there be Red Bull Air Race merchandise?
Yes, Red Bull Air Race will have official merchandise for sale. Visit www.redbullshopus.com for possible items. Please note some items may not be available.
Can I view the race from my boat on the water?
Yes, but there are certain restrictions which you should be aware of. The race course will consist of barges holding inflatable pylons (referred to as Air Gates) inside a waterway zone that spans from the north side of the Port of San Diego Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal to the north side of Tuna Harbor Park. The US Coast Guard is preparing a Special Local Regulation and temporary water closure that will affect vessel travel through this waterway zone during the following dates and times:
· Friday 14 April from 0800 to 1830
· Saturday 15 April from 1000 to 1800
· Sunday 16 April from 1000 to 1630
The Coast Guard will issue a detailed Notice to Mariners with exact coordinates and confirmed timing within 2-3 weeks of the event.
During the three days when the air race course is in operation, boaters will be able to view the Friday practice day and the Saturday and Sunday competitive racing from the water on the north and south sides of the bay closure. Travel through the waterway zone will be restricted during these times. There will be brief periods each day during which vessels may traverse through the waterway zone. These will be communicated via a marine radio channel to the detailed in the Notice to Mariners. Placement of the race gates in San Diego Bay will begin on Friday 7 April. All infrastructure will be removed by the end of the day on Monday 17 April. Boaters are advised to keep a safe distance from the gates, and to be extra aware of dive teams working in the area.
Will there be harbour closures?
Yes, while there are ongoing flight operations the harbor will be closed to boat traffic. Travel through the waterway zone will be restricted during these times. There will be brief periods each day during which vessels may traverse through the waterway zone. These will be communicated via a marine radio channel to the detailed in the Notice to Mariners. Please see this Coast Guard SLR for additional details.