FAQ

TICKETING
How do I get tickets?

Tickets may be purchased online in advance AT THIS LINK, or in person at Space Center Houston.


What types of tickets are available?

General admission tickets are $40 for each day of the event. Holders of these tickets will be entitled to all the exhibits in Space Center Houston, the Johnson Space Center walking tour, an open paddock with access to the cars and drivers, the FanZone, food and beverage concessionaires, as well as a full day of historic racing. Children 4-11 years old are $35 daily, and children under the age of 4 are free. 300 VIP tickets will be available for the full three day event at a cost of $500. A VIP ticketholder will be entitled to the same amenities as general admission, with the addition of VIP parking, special seating, admittance to the Grand Marshall and Space Race parties, as well as special tours and behind-the-scenes views.


Can I use my general admission ticket for any of the three days?

No. In order to manage the anticipated crowds, general admission tickets will be purchased for a specific day.


Are parking and shuttle buses free with my general admission ticket?

Yes. Remote parking will be available at Metro’s Park and Ride facilities on I45 south and Bay Area Blvd. Shuttle buses will quickly deliver you to Space Center Houston’s front door.


What happens if it rains?

Strada Corsa Houston will go on rain-or-shine! Racers put on their rain tires and race on into the mist! There will be no refunds for weather related issues.

DIRECTIONS TO EVENT
Where is Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center?

The facilities are approximately 25 miles southeast of downtown Houston (a 30 minute drive in normal traffic conditions) at 1601 NASA Parkway. Take Interstate 45 south to East NASA Parkway (TX-1). Printable Map


PARKING
Where do I park when coming to the Festival?

Free general admission parking is available at Metro’s Park & Ride facilities off I-45 south as shown below:

  • Monroe Park & Ride
  • South Point Park & Ride
  • Fuqua Park & Ride
  • Bay Area Park & Ride
  • Eldorado Park & Ride

Shuttle buses will quickly deliver you to Space Center Houston. VIP ticket holders may park onsite at Space Center Houston at no charge.

There will be no General Admission onsite parking at Space Center Houston or Johnson Space Center. Onsite parking may be reserved for VIP Patrons and Car Corral participants.

VISITOR RULES
What to Bring:

Comfortable clothing

Spectators are advised to wear comfortable , weather appropriate clothing. Strada Corsa Houston will be held rain-or-shine. The races will continue, and there will be no refunds for weather related issues.


Shoes

Make sure you wear comfortable walking or athletic shoes. Space Center Houston encompasses 183,000 square feet, and the paddock, FanZone, concession area, grandstands and JSC walking tours cover an extensive area.


Small bags

Bring a small bag to carry your souvenirs and necessary items. For your safety and the safety of others, all bags are subject to inspection prior to entering Space Center Houston.


Cameras

Photography is welcome at Space Center Houston and at Strada Corsa Houston. Crew members and Festival volunteers will point out any photo restrictions in regard to tours at Johnson Space Center. See comments below in regard to restrictions for large or professional camera equipment.


Hearing Protection

Ear plugs or muffs may be essential to protecting your hearing, especially young children. The paddock will be open to all spectators, and we recommend you take precaution. Ear plugs will be available for sale in the FanZone.


What not to bring:

Weapons

Weapons of any type are not permitted on these facilities! This includes guns, stun guns, pepper spray or other chemical irritants, explosives, pocket knives with blades longer than 4 inches and/or locking blades. Any item in violation of local, state or federal statutes is not permitted.


Large bags

Any large bag, including oversized backpacks, duffel bags, suitcases, etc. cannot be brought into the facilities. Exceptions may be made for appropriately sized diaper bags. Any and all bags will be subject to inspection prior to entering the facility.


Alcoholic beverages

Alcohol may not be brought into the facilities. Alcoholic beverages will be available for sale only in the restricted spectator areas.


Food, beverages and coolers

These items cannot be brought into the facility. Food and beverages (including alcohol in the restricted spectator areas) will be available at both Space Center Houston and the FanZone area. Exceptions may be made for meals necessitated by dietary or medical needs.


Pets

Pets will not be admitted with the exception of trained service animals. It is suggested that service animals not be take to the paddock area, where excessive noise may frighten them.


Camera accessories and equipment

Large or professional camera equipment and audio equipment will not be allowed without proper credentials. Select the “Newsroom” icon for further instructions.


Aerial Drones

This equipment will not be allowed on the facilities.


Lawn chairs

Outside lawn chairs will not be allowed. A combination of grandstand seating and spectator walking paths will be provided.

MISCELLANEOUS Q&A
Is the Festival handicap accessible?

Yes.


What happens if it rains?

The Festival will go on even if there is inclement weather. Road racers are accustomed to rain. There will be no ticket refunds for weather related issues.


Can spectators meet the racers and view the cars up close?

Yes, the paddock will be open for up-close viewing and meeting the drivers and teams. For your own safety, please do not touch the cars at any time.


Do I need hearing protection?

Yes, we suggest you protect your ears from excessive engine noise. Ear plugs will be available for sale in the FanZone.


Where can I stay during the Festival?

There are many hotels in the Clear Lake/Galveston area, as well as in Houston proper. Make sure to get reservations early, as there are number of functions scheduled in the area during this time.


Benefit summary

Escuderia Charities, Inc. envisions Strada Corsa Houston as an annual event, growing into a nationally acclaimed, weeklong venue, the size, scope, and prestige of Monterey Car Week and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Initially, the inaugural three-day weekend will feature a historic racing series coupled with three grand-scale parties.

Strada Corsa Houston, sponsored by Escuderia Charities, will be a non-profit event, with the net profits benefiting a number of Texas charitable institutions.

Through Escuderia Charities Inc., Strada Corsa Houston will provide charitable income to deserving Texas non-profits.