Molson Sports & Entertainment Announces Status of Molson Indy Races for 2005 TORONTO (October 29, 2004) - Molson Sports & Entertainment has announced the status of its Molson Indy race events in Canada for 2005. Molson Sports & Entertainment...
Molson Sports & Entertainment Announces Status of Molson Indy Races for 2005
TORONTO (October 29, 2004) - Molson Sports & Entertainment has announced the status of its Molson Indy race events in Canada for 2005.
Molson Sports & Entertainment has secured a four year extension for the Molson Indy Toronto, which will keep the tradition alive at the 1.755-mile street circuit at Exhibition Place through to 2008. The event will take place July 8, 9 and 10, 2005 marking a major milestone this year, when the Molson Indy will celebrate its 20th Anniversary, making it one of the longest-running events on the Champ Car World Series calendar, drawing over 3,040,890 spectators since 1986.
"The 20th Anniversary of the Molson Indy will be a special event for race fans in Toronto - and all of Canada," said Jo-Ann McArthur, president, Molson Sports & Entertainment. "We are excited to announce a four year extension for the Molson Indy. A strong partnership between Molson, Champ Car, city officials and community business leaders in this great city will help us continue to build upon this strong event for years to come."
In Montreal, 'Gentlemen Start Your Engines' will be heard August 26, 27 and 28, 2005 at the 2.709 mile permanent road coarse at the renowned Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Île Notre-Dame. The city of Montreal added the Molson Indy to their summer calendar in 2002.
The Molson Indy events in Toronto and Montreal are two of the most anticipated annual spectator events in Canada - and two of the most popular races within the Champ Car World Series. Combined attendance for the two races in 2004 reached over 300,000 making a large economic impact in both cities.
Champ Car's 2005 schedule did not include the Molson Indy Vancouver event, as Molson, Champ Car and the BC business community are continuing negotiations at this time.
Molson Sports & Entertainment Inc., a division of Molson, is known internationally for successfully owning and operating the Molson Indy events in Canada. In addition, the company has a history of successful event management in North America with high profile events such as the Molson Canadian Snow Jam Tour, Molson Canadian House Party Tour, MTV Chiller Beach and Coors Light Trauma Tour. Another star was added to the company's event roster in 2003 with the addition of the Molson Canadian Rocks Toronto Concert featuring the Rolling Stones.