World Finals for Supercross and Monster Jam get Las Vegas Backing
AURORA, Ill. (December 1, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sport¿s division announced today a new three-year sponsorship agreement of its US Hot Rod Monster Jam and THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series properties with Las Vegas Events.
Las Vegas Events (LVE) is the official event destination organization in Las Vegas. They work closely with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to bring events to Las Vegas. The LVCVA brings visitors to Las Vegas and Clark County by promoting tourism, conventions, meetings and special events.
¿We are excited about the opportunity to co-brand the Las Vegas destination with Clear Channel, while ensuring we keep these two championship events in Las Vegas,¿ said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events.
In addition to sponsoring THQ World Supercross Series/ THQ AMA Supercross Series and US Hot Rod Monster Jam, LVE also sponsors the Wrangler National Final Rodeo, the Budweiser World Cup Horse Jumping Finals, the Las Vegas NASCAR Craftsman Truck series stop, America¿s Party Las Vegas New Year¿s Eve Fireworks show and many other special events
¿We are extremely thrilled to have the support of LVE for our motorsports properties in 2004, 2005, and 2006¿, said Mark Abernethy, senior director of marketing. ¿LVE and the LVCVA have a very rich history in helping sponsor and promote some of the top live events in the world. We know THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series and US Hot Rod Monster Jam fit into that group.¿
To view all of the THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series track maps, log on to www.sxgp.com.
About THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series
THQ World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.
THQ World Supercross GP is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. 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 85 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 inteernationally 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 THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP and the FIM Motocross World Championship. For more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com.
About Clear Channel Entertainment
Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.
In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.