California Speedway announces new parking plan

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES NEW PARKING PLAN FONTANA, CA (January 31, 2006) -- California Speedway announced today a new parking plan for the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, February 26, 2006. Gameday Management Group, the transportation...

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES NEW PARKING PLAN

FONTANA, CA (January 31, 2006) -- California Speedway announced today a new parking plan for the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, February 26, 2006. Gameday Management Group, the transportation specialists whose management accolades include: traffic plans for this weekend's Super Bowl in Detroit, and every Super Bowl since 1999, the Daytona 500 and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, have constructed a plan specifically for California Speedway.

For the first time, all ticketed guests will have a parking pass to enter the speedway property. The color of the parking pass corresponds with the entry gate and the designated parking lot. Each pass offers a suggested route, with a printed map, for freeway and surface streets to the track. The plan provides an expedited entrance to the facility in the morning, as well as an equally efficient exit at the end of the day.

"The main mission of the plan is to have guests plan their route well ahead and get them headed in the right direction as they approach the speedway," said Tony Vitrano of Gameday Management. "We've provided them a suggested route on their parking pass. We have really focused on improving traffic flow around the speedway and not having guests think that Cherry Avenue is the only way into the facility, which has created a problem in the past.

"Now, by getting people into designated parking areas by coming in through the corresponding gate, will alleviate cross traffic within the speedway's parking lots which causes slow downs," Vitrano continued. "Not having a better flow close to the speedway and cars going wherever they want in the parking lots backs things up, having a cumulative negative effect back to the freeways. The suggested route plans we have introduced will make the parking process more efficient, having a positive impact on the surface streets and further back to the freeways."

The parking maps and routes are available on the speedway's website at www.californiaspeedway.com.

"We have been communicating with our guests non-stop since I arrived, and we heard their concerns about traffic and made a commitment to them to improve the traffic plan," California Speedway President Gillian Zucker said. "We are confident in the abilities of Gameday Management. The research they have done and their experience in big-event traffic management will help provide a great experience for our guests when they visit California Speedway."

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