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Windsor offers Detroit GP ticket
The City of Windsor has expanded its already significant partnership with the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix to include a special ticket offer for Canadian race fans.  

Fans interested in celebrating the return of world-class racing to the Detroit/Windsor area August 31-September 2, 2007 can purchase a lower reserved grandstand ticket and parking/transportation package for either Saturday, September 1 action or Sunday, September 2 activities at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix for the discounted rate of $40 Canadian. The price of the package includes a single-day lower reserved grandstand ticket for the Grand Prix, free parking and round-trip Transit Windsor shuttle service to and from Belle Isle. For more information and to order one of the special Windsor ticket/transportation packages for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix please contact the City of Windsor's 311 Call Center at 1-877-746-4311.  

This ticket offer is an addition to the City of Windsor’s already prominent role in the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.  This partnership includes sponsorship of the event’s official media center, to be housed in the historic Belle Isle Casino building, which celebrates its 100th birthday in 2007. The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix International Media Center presented by the City of Windsor will feature representatives from Windsor working hand-in-hand with City of Detroit ambassadors. The two city contingents will welcome both the international and domestic media corps to the Grand Prix throughout the weekend while promoting the Detroit/Windsor area as a premier two-nation destination.   

“Creating this special ticket offer gives Canadian fans a great opportunity to be a part of a world-class sporting event as we welcome the Grand Prix back to our region,” said Eddie Francis, Mayor of the City of Windsor. “This offer takes care of everything for the Grand Prix fan – from a premium ticket, to easy, convenient parking to a smooth trip across the international border. This a great way to enjoy the total experience at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.”  

Windsor is also celebrating the return of the Grand Prix by hosting the Karting Windsor Grand Prix throughout race weekend at the city’s Riverfront Plaza with several evening and media functions also planned during the course of race week. In addition, Windsor is coordinating a special travel package through Canada’s VIA Rail train system encouraging race fans from throughout Ontario to attend the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. This package includes train fare, lodging in Windsor, transit service and a race ticket in a dedicated Canadian section at the Grand Prix.  For more information, please visit www.visitwindsor.com.  

The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is being organized and promoted by a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, whose chairman is Roger Penske. A special charitable organization has been established that enables the net proceeds raised by the Grand Prix to fund measures for the improvement and preservation of Belle Isle.  

The 2007 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix features two of North America’s top racing series – the exotic sports cars of the American Le Mans Series and the high-powered open-wheel machines of the IndyCar Series. The Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch American Le Mans Series race takes place on Saturday, September 1, while the IndyCars compete in the Detroit Indy Grand Prix presented by Firestone on Sunday, September 2.

  The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is a signature event in what’s expected to be one of the most exciting weekends in Detroit history. “3 Days in the D” will take place on Labor Day weekend and will consist of the Grand Prix, the Detroit International Jazz Festival and Oakland County’s Arts, Beats & Eats celebration. For more information, please log on to www.visitdetroit.com. To learn more about the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and to see all of the ticket options and pricing available for the event, please visit www.detroitgp.com.
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