Mid America Powersports Expo to Run In Conjunction with Des Moines AMA National Arenacross Series

First-Ever Arenacross Race at Wells Fargo Arena

AURORA, Ill.(September 13, 2005) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced today that the first-annual Mid America Powersports Expo kicks off at Hy-Vee Hall November 4-6, 2005, in conjunction with Des Moines round of the AMA National Arenacross Series at Wells Fargo Arena. 

With everything from traditional motorcycles and custom choppers to aftermarket parts and accessories, the Mid America Powersports Expo features something for every motorcycle enthusiast. Also featured are ATVs, boats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles and more. Throughout the weekend, fans will be able to walk between Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena to take in the ultimate powersports weekend.

Opened in July, Wells Fargo Arena boasts a capacity of 17,000, each with great site lines to the arena floor. Wells Fargo Arena hosts a variety of entertainment and family events and is home to the Iowa Stars hockey organization, the top-level affiliate of the NHL¿s Dallas Stars. The state-of-the art facility includes a 180 seat restaurant, 36 corporate suites, 20 loge boxes, and 600 club seats offering the finest in fan amenities.

Hy-Vee Hall is the pride of Des Moines for exhibits, showcases, trade shows, conventions and upscale banquets and balls. Hy-Vee Hall features 100,000 sq. ft. of prime expo hall space, up to 150,000 sq.ft. of contiguous expo space, over 14,000-sq. ft. of meeting rooms, and 23,700-sq. ft. of pre-function space.

¿Adding the Mid America Powersports Expo at Hy-Vee Hall to the 2005 AMA Arenacross Series date (in Wells Fargo Arena) continues to show what Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports and Global Spectrum are trying to do with today¿s entertainment experience,¿ said Andy Long, general manager, Global Spectrum. ¿You need to make it a full-blown, overall entertainment event to cater to the expectations of today¿s fan.  With the Iowa Events Center being a multi-venue facility, this combination of events caters exactly to what we are trying to do; compliment and grow our events and enhance the overall entertainment experience.¿

¿The Mid America Powersports Expo is the perfect compliment to the AMA National Arenacross Series race in Des Moines,¿ said Todd Jendro, senior director of operations for supercross and arenacross, Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports. ¿Placing both events in the multi-venue facility adds the modern day convenience to the powersport enthusiasts¿ experience. The weekend will be non-stop action comprised of two first-class events that are catered to our fans.¿

Tickets are just $5 for powersports enthusiasts of all ages. Adults can save $5 off their tickets to arenacross when you purchase a ticket to both events. Tickets are currently available at the Iowa Events Center Ticket Office, Dahl¿s grocery store locations, www.dahlstickets.com, or charge by phone at 1-866-55 DAHLS.

Dates and Hours

Friday          November 4              3:00 PM ¿ 9:00 PM
Saturday        November 5              11:00 AM ¿ 9:00 PM
Sunday          November 6              11:00 AM ¿ 5:00 PM


Hy-Vee Hall, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines


All tickets: $5
Children 2 and younger  FREE



For more information on the AMA National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.

About Clear Channel Entertainment/ AMA Regional and National Arenacross Series

Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the AMA National Arenacross Series as well as numerous regional and local Arenacross events and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment. Information on the National Arenacross Series and other CCE Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. Each year, 69 million people attend approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company¿s independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world¿s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA 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. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.