2006-07 Ampd Mobile AMA Supercross Series/Ampd Mobile World Supercross GP Schedule

2006-’07 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series/Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Schedule

AURORA, Ill. (July 11, 2006) — The 2006-’07 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series/Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP schedule was announced today, bringing the high-profile off-road motorcycle racing tour to some of the United States and Canada’s most prominent markets. The 2006-’07 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series/Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will begin at Rogers Centre in Toronto December 2, 2006 and concludes at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas May 5, 2007.

After once again opening the 17-stop season in Canada, racing will return to the U.S. on January 6, 2007 where the first of the fabled ‘Anaheim trio’ begins. Since 1999, 18 of the 22 races held in Anaheim’s Angel Stadium have sold out.  The first Anaheim round, or “A1 as it has since become known, will mark the first stop on the 16-round AMA series.

“We are happy to once again start our Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP season in Canada, said Ken Hudgens, vice president of marketing and television. “In the two years since we started racing in Canada, our fan base has begun to expand. As we work our way across the country to our favorite destination in Las Vegas, fans will be treated to another great season of racing in North America’s most premier venues.

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series champion Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki’s reigning Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP champion James Stewart and former World Supercross GP and AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed will kick off the 2006-’07 season at Toronto’s Rogers Centre to defend their respective titles on December 2.

The sport of supercross has become tradition in the cities named in the 2006-’07 schedule. The stop in Houston has been on the schedule for 35 years, giving the local economy a multi-million dollar economic impact.

Last year the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series/Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/enjoyed its largest attendance in history, attracting 830,851 live event spectators. The Atlanta stop at the Georgia Dome topped the all-time attendance record with 70,133 fans.

Not only did the live event attendance numbers reach milestones, the television package of SPEED and CBS Sports increased television audience by 40%. More than 14 million households watched supercross in 2006 compared to 10 million in 2005.

AMA Chief Executive Officer Patricia DiPietro is looking forward to another successful Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.  “In terms of awareness, popularity and continued growth opportunities, AMA Supercross ranks at the top of the list among professional motorcycle racing disciplines, said DiPietro.  “We’re excited about the chance to once again showcase the best riders in the world in this uniquely American form of motorcycle sport.

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series/Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP

December 2, 2006            Toronto, ON             Rogers Centre*

December 9, 2006            Vancouver, B.C. B.C. Place Stadium*

January 6, 2007                Anaheim, CA              Angel Stadium *#

January 13, 2007             Phoenix, AZ             Chase Field*#

January 20, 2007             Anaheim, CA              Angel Stadium*#

January 27, 2007             San Francisco, CA       SBC Park*#

February 3, 2007              Anaheim, CA              Angel Stadium*#

February 10, 2007            Houston, Texas          Reliant Stadium*#

February 17, 2007            San Diego, CA            Qualcomm Stadium*#

February 24, 2007            Atlanta, GA             Georgia Dome*#

March 3, 2007                  St. Louis, MO            Edward Jones Dome*#

March 9, 2007                  Daytona Beach, FL      Daytona International Raceway#+

March 17, 2007                Orlando, FL              Citrus Bowl*#

Mah 24, 2007                Indianapolis, IN            RCA Dome*#

March 31, 2007                Irving, TX               Texas Stadium*#

April 21, 2007                  Detroit, MI             Ford Field*#

April 28, 2207                  Seattle, WA              Qwest Field*#

May 5, 2007                    Las Vegas, NV           Sam Boyd Stadium*#

* Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Event
# Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series

+ Not a Live Nation-Produced Event

       

Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home, in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at www.supercrossonline.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2005-’06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at supercross.cc.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com.  For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP„¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2005-2006, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.  Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States.  The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.

The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 94 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events.  Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercrossonline.com.

Live Nation is a leading live event and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans.  Live Nation owns, operates and/or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005.  Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.  For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at www.livenation.com.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom

r more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at www.livenation.com.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom