Local business owners preparing for F1 weekend

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by KVUE News

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Posted on August 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

AUSTIN -- Local business owners are better prepared for Formula 1 weekend after a meeting at Austin City Hall.

They gathered to find out exactly who's coming to town, and found out about 85 percent of the ticket buyers are from the U.S.

"I was expecting a very global crowd of folks coming in on jet planes and staying in hotel suites and not coming out very much, and having their own kind of private world," downtown business owner Fred Schmidt said.

City leaders told the crowd at that meeting of the 15 percent of ticket buyers who are coming in from outside the U.S., most are from Mexico.


 

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