AURORA, Ill. (July 11, 2007) – The Toyota AMA Arenacross Series announced today the 2007-’08 schedule that kicks off Nov. 2-4 at Des Moines, Iowa’s Wells Fargo Arena and wraps up March 14-16 at Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Resch Center.
Defending champion Danny Smith won the first major championship of his career last season when he edged out Honda’s Robbie Reynard. Smith, of Middleton, Idaho, began his professional racing career in 1997 and remained a regular fixture on the AMA Supercross Series before entering the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series. Along with the championship, Smith was awarded a brand new 2007 Toyota Tundra truck.
“Last year’s race to the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Championship was an amazing blend of new and old talent,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of Arenacross, Live Nation Motor Sports. “Danny (Smith) won the well deserved title in his first full year of competing on the tour. This year the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series will once again give fans non-stop, up-close racing action at some of the country’s premier venues.”
2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series On-Sale Schedule
· July 13-16 Cross Club only (10am, local venue time)
**Register for FREE Cross Club membership at Arenacross.com
· July 17-22 Online pre-sale
· July 23 General public on-sale
2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Schedule
Nov 2-4 Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena
Nov 10-11 Albany, N.Y. Times Union Center
Nov 16-18 Reno, Nev. Reno Livestock & Event Center
Nov 30- Dec 2 Rochester, N.Y Blue Cross Arena
Jan 4-6 Grand Rapids, Mich. Van Andel Arena
Jan 11-13 Baltimore, Md. 1st Mariner Arena
Jan 12-13 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
Jan 19-20 Dayton, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center
Jan 19-20 Albuquerque, N.M. Tingley Coliseum
Jan 25-27 Louisville, Ken. Broadbent Arena
Feb 1-3 Hampton, Va. Hampton Coliseum
Feb 1-3 Youngstown, Ohio Chevrolet Center ***
Feb 15-17 Pikeville, Ken. Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
Feb 23-24 Greensboro, S.C. Greensboro Coliseum
Feb 23-24 Sacramento, Calif. ARCO Arena
March 14-16 Green Bay, Wis. Resch Center
2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Schedule is subject to change at any time.
***On-sale date TBD. Stay tuned to www.Arenacross.com for the latest information.
About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
In its 24th year, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.arenacross.com. 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.” For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.