NEW YORK – April 16, 2007 – The AST Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long action sports tour, today announced tickets to all 2007 events will be available for purchase beginning Monday, April 16. The third season of the AST Dew Tour kicks off June 21 in Baltimore, Maryland.
For all AST Dew Tour events, daily general admission tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children (ages 2-12). A Premium Seating Package is available for $100 each day, Friday-Sunday, for both children and adults. The Premium Seating Package provides access to priority reserved seating for all finals competitions on purchased day, as well as official merchandise, a behind the scenes tour, a 20% off merchandise coupon, and Fast Pass Access into venues and interactive areas, along with a 12 month subscription to one TransWorld Magazine (TransWorld Motocross, TransWorld Skateboarding or Ride BMX).
With the advanced purchase of a general admission ticket, Friday through Sunday, fans will receive a free ticket to the qualifying competitions being held on Thursday of each event. Tickets to the Thursday qualifying competitions are not for sale. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com, and select Ticketmaster retail outlets for all events (with exception of the Vans Invitational). A complete breakdown of ticket availability follows:
-Panasonic Open, June 21-24, Baltimore: Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster, .com, and Ticketmaster retail outlets, including Macy’s and Athletic USA. Tickets are also available through charge by phone at 1-800-551-SEAT (7328).
-Right Guard Open, July 19-22, Cleveland: Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com, and Ticketmaster retail outlets, including Macy’s and select Giant Eagle stores. Tickets are also available through charge by phone at 1-216-241-5555.
-Vans® Invitational, August 16-19, Portland, Ore.: Tickets will be available at Rosequarter.com and Comcasttix.com locations, including Safeway, Rudy’s Barbershop, Roseland Grill, Music Millennium, Hult Center and EMU at University of Oregon. Tickets are also available through charge by phone at 1-877-789-ROSE (7673).
-Toyota Challenge, September 20-23, Salt Lake City: Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster retail locations, including all Utah Albertsons and Macys. Tickets are also available through charge by phone at 1-801-325-SEAT (7328) and Energy Solutions Arena box office.
-PlayStation® Pro, October 18-21, Orlando: Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster retail locations, including FYE and Altamonte Mall. Tickets are also available through charge by phone at 1-407-839-3900 and Amway Arena box office.
The complete 2007 AST Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Panasonic Open June 21-24 Baltimore, Md.—Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open July 19-22 Cleveland, Ohio—North Coast Harbor
Vans® Invitational Aug. 16-19 Portland, Ore.—Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 20-23 Salt Lake City, Utah—Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation® Pro Oct. 18-21 Orlando, Fla.—Amway Arena
Entering its third year, the AST Dew Tour is the most watched and attended action sports property in the world. Attendance for the 2006 AST Dew Tour totaled nearly 250,000 and an average of 38 million viewers tuned in via NBC and USA each year. The top athletes in the world will take part in this year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup which will be awarded in Orlando at season’s end to champions in each of the six disciplines. The 2006 Dew Cup winners include Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park).
The AST Dew Tour
Owned by NBC Universal and Live Nation, the AST Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long action sports tour, debuted in June 2005 and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse - the largest in action sports - and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network combine for exclusive AST Dew Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The AST Dew Tour is distributed in over 230 million homes worldwide and in over 100 countries. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the six disciplines with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event include the festival village with video gaming and interactive events, as well as live cutting edge music. The AST Dew Tour returns all of its founding partners including Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors). Associate partners include MasterCard, Mongoose®, Slim Jim and Verizon Wireless. More information can be found at www.astdewtour.com.
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