AURORA, Ill. (November 26, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today a four-year agreement with Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium to host the supercross finals through 2005.
The agreement ensures Clear Channel Entertainment's Supercross Series finals will remain in Las Vegas for the next four years.
Sam Boyd Stadium, home to the UNLV Rebel Football team, is Nevada's premier outdoor facility, located just eight miles east of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Along with being the crown jewel of both the Monster Jam and EA SPORTS Supercross tours, the stadium has also hosted the biggest names in touring entertainment, including U2, The Eagles, Ozzy Osbourne, N'Sync, Metallica and The Dave Matthews Band.
In 1998, the Stadium underwent a major renovation and expansion project, creating more luxurious seating and the annual supercross finale that fans have come to expect in recent years.
Daren Libonati, facility director of Sam Boyd Stadium, said, "We are proud to announce the mutual long-term continuation of supercross. Clear Channel Entertainment's supercross finals have consistently brought Sam Boyd Stadium capacity audiences, along with national television exposure. We are pleased to extend our hospitality to Clear Channel's supercross fans for another four years."
Last year, supercross fans from all 50 states and 27 different countries attended the EA SPORTS Supercross finals, resulting in a 28.2 million dollar economic impact on the city of Las Vegas, according to R&R Research, a Las Vegas based independent firm.
"Las Vegas is the best place for the supercross finals, and when you couple Sam Boyd Stadium's endless list of amenities along with its convenient proximity to Las Vegas' offerings, you get an unequalled destination event. We're honored to call Sam Boyd Stadium and The City of Las Vegas the home to supercross' ultimate event," said Charlie Mancuso, president of Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division.
About Clear Channel Entertainment / EA SPORTS Supercross:
Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division is the producer and promoter of 2002 EA SPORTS Supercross.