AURORA, Ill. (May 23, 2005) - The soaring attendance numbers were just one of the many highlights of the 2004 - 2005 Regional and National Arenacross Series, including record rider turnout for amateur racing. The series traveled to 26 cities, hosting 15 regional races and 11 national, bringing approximately 300,000 fans out to the races this year.
The top markets for arenacross this season were Dallas, which produced 25,551 in attendance, Louisville, Nashville and Reno and Guthrie, Okla., which rose to an impressive attendance of 17,899.
With Darcy Lange leading the charge, the exciting competition was the drama surrounding second and third place - which fluctuated weekly. It was this intense rivalry that brought people out in droves to cities like Charlotte and Greensboro.
Dallas made its mark this year moving from a smaller arena in Fort Worth to Reunion Arena. The change in venues brought another 2,000-plus people out to see the hometown heroes of Shogun Yamaha battle it out against the golden boys of Team Green Kawasaki.
In Charlotte, the sport's popularity continues to grow, with attendance climbing higher than 2003-2004. The final attendance for the race in 2005 was 21,910.
In Louisville, it was another sell out year. The city continues to attract record numbers for Regional Arenacross. This year's Regional Arenacross Series starred the working man's hero, Jeff Willoh, who clinched the title in Greensboro and the sold-out crowd in Louisville saw the future champ early on in the season.
2005-2006 Regional and National Arenacross Series On-Sale Information
July 15-17 Exclusive Cross Club Pre-Sale: An exclusive pre-sale offer to purchase tickets is made to the official Cross Club members only. Cross Club members also receive a monthly, in-depth newsletter with special offers, news and local promotions.
July 18-24: Tickets will be available through our internet pre-sale via; www.arenacross.com; www.motorsports.cc.com; www.ticketmaster.com; www.tickets.com (Guthrie, Okla.); www.pmiwi.com (Green Bay); www.neweratickets.com (Des Moines).
July 25: Tickets go on sale nationally via the internet, arena box offices and Ticketmaster.
For more information on the Regional and National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.
About Clear Channel Entertainment/ National Arenacross Series and Arenacross
Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the National Arenacross Series as well as numerous regional and local Arenacross events and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment. Information on the National Arenacross Series and other CCE Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. Each year, 69 million people attend approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company's independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world's top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.
Source: Clear Channel Entertainment -- Motor Sports