The Glen Unveils New Media Center Sketches


On the heels of an exciting Rolex 24 at Daytona and notwithstanding the cold temperatures and the typical snow accumulation affiliated in the Northeast in January, the construction of the new media center at Watkins Glen International is in high gear and on schedule for completion for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series weekend, The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, June 6-8.

The new 17,600-square foot building consists of a dedicated workroom that can host over 180 members of the media on a deadline, a dedicated photographer’s workroom, a press conference/large meeting room, radio station and sanctioning body workrooms and a lounge/cafeteria. The two-story building is set back approximately 125 feet to the east of the previous press tower which was demolished this past December. Both the first and second floors of the new building are already in place and the construction of the peaked roof began earlier this week. Artist renderings, a complete photo gallery and preliminary floor plans are available for download at

Help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of racing in The Glen by purchasing your tickets for the 2008 season now! Tickets can be purchased at The Shop, located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. Gift Certificates worth cash value toward any ticket at Watkins Glen International can be purchased at the Information Center of Corning located in Centerway Square on Historic Market Street.

The season kicks off with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, June 6-7 paired with the Camping World Series’ East Division on Sunday, June 8. Open-wheel racing returns for the 4th of July holiday during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 4-6, and the Centurion Boats at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup and Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend highlights the summer action, August 7-10. For more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website

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