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Supercross reaches record attendance numbers

EA SPORTS Supercross Attendance Reaches All-Time High In 2001 Attendance Averaging 50,212 After 13 Events AURORA, Ill. - SFX Motor Sports announces record attendance numbers for the 2001 season of EA SPORTS Supercross Presented by Speed Stick ...

EA SPORTS Supercross Attendance Reaches All-Time High In 2001 Attendance Averaging 50,212 After 13 Events

AURORA, Ill. - SFX Motor Sports announces record attendance numbers for the 2001 season of EA SPORTS Supercross Presented by Speed Stick after Round 13 of the 16-Round series. The magnitude of EA SPORTS Supercross has reached an all-time high with an average attendance of 50,212. Moreover, attendance is up 44% from 10 years ago when the season averaged 34,852 in 1991.

In 2001 EA SPORTS Supercross reached sell-out crowds in Anaheim's Edison International Field twice with 45,050 fans and attendance at five of the events surpassed the previous numbers ever posted at that venue. <pre> Record Attendance Figures For 2000 vs. 2001 2000 2001 Phoenix, Ariz., Bank One Ballpark 47,263 49,236 Indianapolis, Ind., RCA Dome 55,102 55,912 Atlanta, Ga., Georgia Dome 60,294 65,461 New Orleans, La., Superdome 31,008 36,565 St. Louis, Mo., Trans World Dome 52,841 57,872 </pre> The growth of EA SPORTS Supercross, the King of Extreme Sports, is evidence that the sport has taken on a new identity in the eyes of not only the true enthusiasts but that of mainstream America. EA SPORTS Supercross icons such as seven-time champion Jeremy McGrath and current points leader Ricky Carmichael have become household names throughout the world.

"I couldn't be any more pleased with the amazing support from supercross fans this year," said Ken Hudgens, Vice President, Marketing, SFX Motor Sports Group. "Long-time fans and newcomers alike have been supporting what has turned out to be one of the most amazing seasons ever."

EA SPORTS Supercross will culminate in Las Vegas on May 5th, with round 16, which will be featured live on Pay-Per-View. For more information, contact your local cable provider.

SFX Motor Sports Group is the leader in all terrain entertainment. As the producers of the National Arenacross Series, Regional Arenacross Series, EA SPORTS Supercross, IFMA Freestyle Motocross, and Formula USA sanctioned, National Dirt Track and National Road Race Series, SFX provides quality motorcycle racing and entertainment to the world. The American Motorcyclist Association EA SPORTS Supercross Series is presented by Speed Stick and is brought to you by Thor/Parts Unlimited. SFX, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU), is the world's largest promoter, producer and presenter of live entertainment events. For more information, contact Denny Hartwig at (630) 566-6305 or visit our website www.pacesupercross.com <http://www.pacesupercross.com>.

-SFX

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