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Nov 20, 2001

Clear Channel Announces Three-year Motorsports Exclusive With Edison Field

Hey, remember the promise by AMA Pro Racing CEO Scott Hollingsworth that AMA's 2003 Supercross Series, run in competition with Clear Channel's existing Supercross Series, would run at the same venues now used for Clear Channel-promoted Supercross events? The latest press release from Clear Channel seems to indicate that Hollingsworth's statement--at least as far as Anaheim Stadium is concerned--is, shall we say, not necessarily factually based?<BR><BR>From a press release:<BR><BR>Clear Channel Entertainment Announces Three-Year Agreement with Edison International Field<BR><BR>AURORA, Ill. (November 20, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motorsports division announced today a three-year agreement with Anaheim's Edison International Field to produce its motorsports events at the Southern California facility through 2005. The agreement makes Clear Channel Entertainment the exclusive provider of motorsports events to the facility.<BR><BR>Since the facility's 1997 complete renovation that reverted the 30-year-old structure back to a more intimate and luxurious baseball-only facility, Clear Channel Entertainment has increased its event presence by producing five motorsports events each year in the last three years.<BR><BR>Kevin Uhlich, vice president of ballpark operations for Edison International Field, said, "We are truly excited to ensure three more years of spectacular motorsports events at our ballpark. Of the 15 events Clear Channel has recently produced and promoted, 13 have been sell-outs. It was also important for us to confirm that Supercross would be coming back to its annual premiere home in Southern California. Supercross and Clear Channel Entertainment belong at Edison International Field."<BR><BR>Charlie Mancuso, president of Clear Channel Entertainment's motorsports division, said, "We do five weekends of events at Edison International Field every first quarter that have a tremendous track record of success. We are pleased to confirm that the path of both the EA SPORTS Supercross and the Monster Jam successful events are now confirmed for three years. For Supercross, Anaheim is the epicenter for fans, riders and the industry - the sport belongs at Edison Field."<BR><BR>The 2003 Supercross Series schedule follows: <BR><BR>Date Venue City <BR><BR>Jan 4 Edison International Field Anaheim, Calif.<BR>Jan 11 Bank One Ballpark Phoenix<BR>Jan 18 Edison International Field Anaheim, Calif.<BR>Jan 25 TBA * TBA *<BR>Feb 1 Edison International Field Anaheim, Calif.<BR>Feb 8 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego<BR>Feb 15 Metrodome Minneapolis<BR>Feb 22 Georgia Dome Atlanta<BR>Mar 1 RCA Dome Indianapolis<BR>Mar 22 The Dome at America's Center St. Louis<BR>Mar 29 Reliant Park Houston<BR>Apr 5 Silverdome Pontiac, Mich.<BR>Apr 12 Texas Stadium Dallas<BR>Apr 26 Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City<BR>May 3 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas<BR> <BR>For more information visit www.pacesupercross.com<BR><http://www.pacesupercross.com>; <BR><BR>* Clear Channel Entertainment will soon announce a new venue and city for<BR>its 2003 Supercross Series.<BR>