MetroCentre to host National Arenacross Series

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Centre Events and Clear Channel Entertainment–Motor Sports recently announced that the National Arenacross Series will return for three days of competition to the Rockford MetroCentre with the largest, indoor motocross series in the world on Dec. 3-5, 2004. Tickets go on sale July 31.

Show times on Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4 are 7:30 p.m.; the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s amateur day will begin at noon with doors opening at 11 a.m. A track party will precede Saturday night’s competition, and fans will be able to walk the track, meet the competitors, and have a chance to win merchandise. Kids’ seats are only $5 (excluding premium level), and adults can see all of the action for only $15. Premium seats are also available on Friday for $18 and on Saturday for $20. (Additional charges and fees may apply. All seats increase $2 on the day of the event.)

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 31 at the MetroCentre Box Office, online at and, or charge-by-phone at 815-968-5222. A $5 pre-sale discount on adult tickets is available beginning on July 24 (excluding premium level/). Visit to purchase pre-sale tickets!

About National Arenacross Series

The National Arenacross Series, now in its 21st year, showcases professional riders competing on their 125cc and 250cc motorcycles for more than $2.6 million in purse money, contingency, performance-based bonuses, a $100,000 series points fund, as well as a $25,000 weekend purse.

The arenacross format is a process of elimination that consists of heat races and last chance qualifiers to determine who will compete in the 20-lap main events. Also included are the 4-lap Dash for Cash and the Extreme Jump Off Contest that will have riders sail 70 feet through the air while doing aerial acrobatics.

Arenacross has a class for every age and skill level. While Friday and Saturday night performances consist of majority pro/expert classes, Sunday is dedicated to all amateurs. More than 20,000 amateur riders compete for a chance to get an invitation to the Amateur Arenacross World Finals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Maxxis U.S. Open in October 2005.

Returning to the National Arenacross Series is 2004 champion Darcy Lange from Courtenay, B.C., who will compete against two-time former champion Josh Demuth from Haslet, Texas. Demuth held the first place spot in the points standings well into the 2003-2004 year, before he suffered from a season-ending injury after just six rounds of the series. Also returning to the competition for the 2004-2005 series is Arenacross veteran Tommy Hofmaster and young gun Justin Brayton.

About Clear Channel

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Arenacross Series and Arenacross

Clear Channel Entertainment-Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the 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 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. Clear Channel Entertainment is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU) and a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North America and 30 in Europe. The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. More information may be found by visiting

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