2008 Amp’d Mobile Supercross Schedule

AURORA (June 28, 2007) — Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., jointly along with the Federation of International Motorcycling (FIM) and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) are proud to announce the 2008 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series schedule.

The 2008 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series schedule:

  • January 5, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
  • January 12, 2008 Phoenix, Ariz. Chase Field
  • January 19, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
  • January 26, 2008 San Francisco, Calif. AT&T Park
  • February 2, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
  • February 9, 2008 San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm Stadium
  • February 16, 2008 Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium
  • February 23, 2008 Atlanta, Ga. Georgia Dome
  • March 1, 2008 Indianapolis, Ind. RCA Dome
  • March 7, 2008 Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona International Speedway
  • March 15, 2008 Minneapolis, Minn. Metrodome
  • March 29, 2008 Toronto, Canada Rogers Centre
  • April 5, 2008 Irving, Texas Texas Stadium
  • April 12, 2008 Detroit, Mich. Ford Field
  • April 19, 2008 St. Louis, Mo. Edward Jones Dome
  • April 26, 2008 Seattle, Wash. Qwest Field
  • May 3, 2008 Las Vegas, Nev. Sam Boyd Stadium

The 2008 season will consist of one less Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP round than in years’ past. The decision not to schedule a second Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP race in the upcoming season was made to allow an ample amount of planning time for all factory teams, support teams, and privateers to plan and budget for the 2008-2009 season in which there will once again be two international stops on the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP schedule.

The Toronto round of the 2008 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP season, which traditionally has taken place in December to open the season over the past few years, has been moved to March.

“We are very excited about the routing of the 2008 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series schedule which capitalizes on the key markets in addition to returning to the great north and the Metrodome, said Charlie Mancuso, President, Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., “Building Amp’d Mobile Supercross into a strategic worldwide sports and entertainment brand focused on motorcycle racing at the core will continue to be the focus of the FIM, the AMA, and Live Nation next season and in seasons to come. After having just one international round in 2008, we will re-instate two international rounds in 2008-2009, leaving enough time for all the motorcycle industry to prepare for the international growth.

FIM President Vito Ippolito stated: “The Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP is an exciting and thrilling championship that continues to grow season after season and it has all the potential to be ‘big’ on the world sports scene. Next year, there may be one round only outside the U.S. but we are confident that the combined efforts of Live Nation, the AMA and the FIM will see the World Supercross Championship go ‘global’ in the years to come. This must be our goal. We owe it to the many supercross fans all over the world.”

AMA President/CEO Rob Dingman commented on the importance of AMA Championship Racing: “The Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series remains the premier supercross series in the world. The 2008 schedule gets us into the right markets for meeting our objectives for growth and we’re confident that our series will continue to expand in terms of fan interest and awareness.

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-maiat 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 16-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international round to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2008, the 16-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of one international event 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, go to www.SupercrossOnline.com.

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.

About the FIM :
The FIM, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs and sanctions motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 98 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing.

About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.

MA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.