Click here for an overview of what to bring during a typical race day at Watkins Glen International.
When should I arrive?
Gates open at 7:00 a.m. each morning. In order to experience as much of The Glen as possible, we recommend that you arrive early. It's also important to keep in mind that traffic tends to become heavy in the hours leading up to each day's race, so please plan for extra travel time.
This depends on the experience that you're looking for. We recommend coming for the weekend, of course! Weekend tickets are typically between $5-$10 more than a Sunday only ticket. Joining us for the weekend allows you experience everything The Glen has to offer.
What experience options exist at WGI?
Watkins Glen International has several hospitality and experience levels during major race weekends. Click here for more information.
Can I bring my own food/drink to WGI?
While we do have multiple concession stand options on site, you are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks with you. Certain items are NOT allowed in the grandstands. Please see our guest guide for restrictions.
What do my tickets mean?
NASCAR A general admission ticket gives you access to the following stands Thursday-Saturday -- Sir Jackie Stewart, Riesbeck, Bodine, Ninety, Seneca, Argetsinger, and McDonalds Family. Pit Terrace and Frontstretch grandstands are reserved ALL weekend. On Sunday, all grandstands are for reserved ticketholders.
All other racing events All grandstands are open for general admission usage, in addition to general admission viewing areas around the facility.
Do I need an RV to camp?
No, Watkins Glen International accepts tents in most camping areas.
What can I buy on-site?
Watkins Glen International has multiple concession stands with food and beverage options. There are also retail locations available that feature souvenirs and some basic camping items.
Can I bring my own firewood?
New York State law regulates that you can only bring firewood that has been purchased within a 50-mile radius of The Glen or moved from within 50 miles of its place of origin. If you bring your own, please make sure to get a reciept of the transaction so that it can be presented as proof should it be requested by the DEC. Firewood may not be purchased on Watkins Glen International property.
Where should I park?
Watkins Glen International has several free daytime parking lots. Click here to view our maps showing parking lots in relation to your grandstand. Please refer to our guest guide for gate hours of operation.
What is infield/outfield?
At WGI, once you enter through one of our external gates, you can access the entire facility unless it is a restricted area. We have two tunnels (East and West) that access the infield. The infield is located inside the perimeter of the track surface, while the outfield consists of the areas on the outside.
Can I camp with a Sunday ticket?
A weekend admission ticket is required to access all of our campgrounds here at Watkins Glen International.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, pets are allowed in campgrounds ONLY and must be kept on a six foot leash at all times. Please clean up any "debris" left behind by your pet.
NOTE: Service animals are admitted anywhere with their handler.
How long can I stay after the race?
Gates will begin to close two hours after track activity ends for the day. If you are camping with us for the weekend, we ask that you exit by 10 a.m. on the Monday morning following the race weekend.
Where do I pick up my will call tickets?
Will call tickets can be picked up at the ticket office during normal business hours, located on the corner of County Route 16 and Bronson Hill Road. When the Ticket Office is closed, you can still pick up your tickets at Gate 2.
NOTE: If you order your tickets after 3:00 p.m., they will not be available for pick-up until 8:00 a.m. the next morning.