CHAMPCAR/CART: Vegas Grand Prix ticket sales announced

Vegas Grand Prix ticket sales to begin Dec. 11 LAS VEGAS (Nov. 27, 2006) -- Tickets will go on sale for the first Vegas Grand Prix on Dec. 11, 2006. Tickets will be available at www.vegasgrandprix.com, or by calling 1-877-795-RACE (7223). The...

Vegas Grand Prix ticket sales to begin Dec. 11

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 27, 2006) -- Tickets will go on sale for the first Vegas Grand Prix on Dec. 11, 2006. Tickets will be available at www.vegasgrandprix.com, or by calling 1-877-795-RACE (7223).

The three-day festival of speed and entertainment will feature the season-opening race in the Champ Car World Series, a Historic Grand Prix race, along with support racing events, boxing matches, concerts, expos and a celebrity poker tournament. The April 8 Champ Car World Series race will feature open-wheel cars reaching speeds of up to 180 miles per hour around a 2.44-mile, 14-turn temporary street course on and around "Glitter Gulch" in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

In addition to the on-track activity, Vegas Grand Prix will present a free street party with headlining entertainment downtown, as well as host a charity gala, celebrity poker tournament and boxing events during race week. More details will be released on the star-studded line-ups for these events and separate tickets will be available for purchase in the near future for the charity gala and boxing events.

Admission into the event site is free. To access the seating areas with premium views of the race track, to view Jumbotron video boards of live race action and enjoy daytime concerts, patrons will need to be in a ticketed grandstand area. All grandstand seats on the Fremont Street Experience side of downtown are general admission and the seats on Grand Central Parkway, by the World Market Center, are reserved seats with pit and paddock access. General admission seats when purchased in advance are priced at $12 for Friday, $29 for Saturday and $44 for Sunday, or if purchased at the gate tickets are $14 for Friday, $32 for Saturday and $47 for Sunday. A three-day general admission advance purchase ticket price has been set at $70 or $78 if purchased at the gate. Three-day reserved grandstand purchase tickets are priced from $140- $175 and include pit and paddock access; advance pricing not available.

"Most aspects of this three-day festival of speed and entertainment are free to the public, but we have a variety of ticketed options and prices for specific and preferred seating for all events during the weekend," said Vegas Grand Prix President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Freudenberg.

Paddock passes when purchased in advance are $20 per day or $40 for three days and $22 and $44 respectively if purchased at the gate. The paddock area is a separate area where all teams prepare their racecars and house their equipment, race transporters and spare racecars. Patrons must be 18 years or older to access the paddock area. Pit walk-through passes are priced in advance at $10 per day and $12 at the gate.

Admission to the VIP Hospitality Club is available for $1,350 for all three days and includes all food and beverages catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering, premium view suite seating on the front straight, paddock and pit access along with concierge services and a fashion show.

Vegas Grand Prix is also seeking hundreds of volunteers to help with many aspects of the event.

For tickets, event and volunteer information, visit www.vegasgrandprix.com.

-credit: www.vegasgrandprix.com

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