AURORA, Ill. (December 6, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today that for the first time, supercross will come to the San Francisco Bay Area's Pacific Bell Park on January 25, 2003 as part of Clear Channel Entertainment's 2003 Supercross Series schedule.
Pacific Bell Park, home of the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball Club, opened in April 2000 to rave reviews as one of the premier sports venues in the nation. Located on the San Francisco Bay, the 40,930-seat facility features some of the most breathtaking views the Bay Area has to offer. The ballpark offers a selection of interactive activities for fans of all ages, specialty foods, and a plentitude of parking and transportation options.
Supercross at the Pacific Bell Park enhances the circuit's West Coast swing with a visit to one of America's most luxurious stadiums. The large number of supercross fans in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest will now be treated to one the events on this prestigious tour.
"We are excited to continue Clear Channel Entertainment's 27-year history of bringing supercross to America's greatest facilities," said Pat Gallagher, president of Giants Enterprises, which operates Pacific Bell Park. "We look forward to offering fans and riders alike an experience that is second to none at Pacific Bell Park."
Charlie Mancuso, president of Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division said, "The addition of the Pacific Bell Park supercross event to our series adds the crowning touch to 2003's recently announced season. Pac Bell will offer supercross fans an indulging experience like no other as we proudly bring the series to San Francisco. This facility rounds out the most dynamic supercross schedule ever; with 15 events at 13 of America's most premium facilities and cities playing host such epic events, the world of supercross couldn't ask for a better era."
Supercross is the fastest growing motor sport in the world and is the reigning king of extreme sports. The tour shattered attendance records in 2001, drawing 791,273 fans to its 16 events and averaging 49,455 per stop throughout the schedule, a surge of more than 2,000 fans per race over the previous season. Supercross features 125cc and 250cc motorcycle racing on a customized in-stadium track featuring triple jumps that can launch riders 40 feet in the air. The EA SPORTS Supercross features the greatest off-road motorcycle riders in the world.