AURORA, Ill. (December 7, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division has confirmed San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium will be on Clear Channel's supercross schedule for the next three seasons. This contract will ensure that Clear Channel Entertainment's supercross and Monster Jam events will stay in Qualcomm Stadium for years to come.
Sitting in the hotbed of the motocross industry, San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium has traditionally been one of the largest draws on Clear Channel's supercross schedule. Built in 1967, the stadium can hold more than 70,000 fans and is home to MLB's San Diego Padres and the NFL's San Diego Chargers. In addition to its professional sports teams, Clear Channel's motorsports events, and the 2003 Super Bowl, many legendary concerts including the Rolling Stones and 'N Sync have played at Qualcomm Stadium.
"Securing Clear Channel's supercross and Monster Jam tours for years to come was one of my most recent top priorities and a no-brainer," said Bill Wilson, general manager of Qualcomm Stadium. "Clear Channel has always worked with our building staff at the highest level of professionalism, and we look forward to years of supercross and Monster Jam events here at Qualcomm Stadium."
"There aren't many venues in the U.S. that can capture the excitement of supercross the way Qualcomm Stadium does. The energy level that emanates from 61,000-plus supercross fans inside Qualcomm Stadium is something that can only be experienced and not explained," said Charlie Mancuso, president of Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division. "The confirmation of Qualcomm Stadium through 2004 and beyond is a shining example of the commitment Qualcomm Stadium has to us and the commitment we have to them. We are elated."