McDonald's Reserved Family Grandstand Ticket Prices Lowered
$65 included 4-day admission, Kids 12 & under only $20 for 4-days
By: WGI Staff on 3/19/2009
Watkins Glen International announced during a press conference held at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel on Friday, March 13, that they have teamed up with McDonald’s to lower ticket prices in the McDonald’s Family Grandstand during the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen and Zippo 200, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series race weekend, August 6-9, 2009. The cost per ticket is now $65 down 24% from $85 dollars in 2008 and a new 12 and under kids’ ticket can be purchased for only $20, for the McDonald’s Family Grandstand.
A weekend reserved ticket in the McDonald’s Family Grandstand provides 4-day admission and a reserved seat on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9 with a Sprint Vision (large screen TV) view. To break it down, fans would pay less than $20.00 dollars per/day ($16.25) with the new $65.00 ticket price, and less than $5.00 per/day for the new 12 and under kids’ ticket at $20.00. The McDonalds Family Grandstand can seat up to 700 people.
“Understanding the current economic times, these partnerships become critical in helping ease the financial burden on our fans,” stated Craig Rust, president of Watkins Glen International. “We are very proud to be teaming up with McDonald’s to reduce ticket prices in this grandstand, and hopefully make it easier for families to continue to come out and enjoy the excitement of NASCAR as they have each year at The Glen.”
“The involvement that we have had with the track’s family zone and grandstand over the past two seasons has been a great partnership,” stated Jeff Parker, Central New York McDonald’s Restaurant Owner/Operator. “We are thrilled to be able to offer McDonald’s customers and WGI race fans discounted ticket prices as we continue to find ways to help our customers during these tough economic times.”
The McDonald’s Family Grandstand is a smoke-and-alcohol free grandstand located in the infield near the top of the famed “Esses” and was created to provide families with a safe and fun entertainment environment during the race weekends. The grandstand seating has a large screen Sprint Vision view, so fans are able to see all of the racing action right from their seat. 2009 marks the third year of the joint partnership with the McDonald’s Family Zone. The grandstand is adjacent to the FREE McDonald’s Kids Zone, and together they make up a family/kids entertainment area including inflatable rides, games, and McDonaldland® Character appearances on Sunday prior to the race.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will turn left and right when they return for New York’s largest weekend sporting event during the newly titled Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen event weekend, August 6-9. Many of the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will pull double-duty in the Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, August 8th. The weekend action kicks-off with the Crown Royal 200 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race on the night of Friday, August 7th. Fans can SAVE by taking advantage of Advance Sale prices until Sunday, April 26th. Weekend tickets currently start at just $65!
Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now! For tickets and information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official Watkins Glen website at www.TheGlen.com. Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can be all purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, Open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Closed Sunday; 607-535-2338.