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SUPERCROSS: CCE inks deal with Georgia Dome

AURORA, Ill. (December 5, 2001) - The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, host of the 2000 Super Bowl and the 1996 Summer Olympics, has signed a contract with Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division to host its supercross events through ...

AURORA, Ill. (December 5, 2001) - The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, host of the 2000 Super Bowl and the 1996 Summer Olympics, has signed a contract with Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division to host its supercross events through 2004.

This announcement assures that the largest traditional stop on the supercross schedule will continue with Clear Channel Entertainment through 2004. Since 1997, the Georgia Dome has averaged nearly 61,000 fans, with 2001 setting a recent supercross record at 65,461.

"With such world class events as the NCAA Final Four, the Peach Bowl, Backstreet Boys, and 'N Sync, it is only fitting that the Georgia Dome will be home to Clear Channel Entertainment's supercross for at least the next three years," said Khalil Johnson, general manager of the Georgia Dome, "We continue the long tradition of super-successful Clear Channel supercross events. Clear Channel's track record speaks for itself."

The Georgia Dome is the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world. The state of Georgia owns the facility, and it is operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Combined with the adjacent Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the three facilities are one of the largest sports, entertainment, and convention complexes in the world.

"The Georgia Dome and World Congress Center will continue hosting what has become the largest attended event on our supercross tour for the next three years," said Charlie Mancuso, president of Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division. "We could not be more appreciative of their loyalty and commitment to our world class product. Crowds of 65,000 plus will continue to have the opportunity to come out to see supercross at the Georgia Dome. The fans and riders will certainly be excited to see the Georgia Dome on the Clear Channel Entertainment's supercross schedule through 2004."

-cce-

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