Not only will this weekend mark the last Syracuse Orange home game prior to start of the BIG EAST Conference tournament, and a celebration of senior day, Watkins Glen International will partner with the Syracuse Orange to host "A Day at the Races."
This Sunday, March 5 will be the first time that these two premier regional sporting facilities will join forces to cross-promote, during a featured game between the Syracuse University Orange and the Wildcats of Villanova, the No. 4 ranked team in the nation. Tip off is set for 12 p.m.
Exciting action returns to The Glen for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series weekend, August 10-13, and IndyCar® Series and Rolex Sports Car Series weekend, June 2-4. Three different styles of show cars that compete at The Glen will also be on display.
"Syracuse University, much like The Glen, has a rich sports heritage within their collegiate athletic programs, and we are excited about the opportunity to have a presence during this classic basketball match up," said Paul Hemingway, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales at Watkins Glen International.
"Our final home game of the season is not only sold out, but will break our own attendance record. We are excited to have our partner, Watkins Glen add to the electric atmosphere surrounding the game," stated Athletic Director, Daryl Gross.
The Watkins Glen International stock car will be on hand, along with the IRL IndyCar® Series Team Penske show car and the Kodak EasyShare DORAN JE4 Ford No. 77 Daytona Prototype. All three cars will be on display to promote the different styles of the premier racing series that compete at The Glen throughout the 2006 season. The display will be located in the backcourt area.
In addition to the pre-game senior activities the fans will be exposed to a very special half-time as Derrick Coleman's #44 jersey will be officially retired. For more information on Orange log onto www.suathletics.com.
Tickets for the 2006 race season at The Glen are on-sale now. Fans can order the best seats in the house at an advance price and save, until TOYOTA Opening Day, April 30th. For tickets and additional information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE, log on TheGlen.com, buy online at www.racetickets.com or stop by The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.