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February 18, 2011
New ticket package delivers exclusive, unforgettable access for May 23 Ceremony
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2011) – Tickets for the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony start at $55 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. The historic event takes place at 7 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 23 in the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, N.C.
The prestigious ceremony features presentations about each inductee from prominent members of the NASCAR community. The highlight of the event is the official induction of the 2011 Class of Inductees: Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore, David Pearson and Lee Petty.
New this year, a $150 VIP Package includes a first-class seat at the Induction Ceremony, free admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, an invitation to the private Jacket Ceremony in the Belk High Octane Theater, a meet & greet with NASCAR celebrities and a first look at the new Hall of Honor exhibits Tuesday, May 24. All tickets and ticket packages can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000.
“This year we added more opportunities for fans by offering a phenomenal behind-the-scenes ticket option,” said Winston Kelley, executive director for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “The VIP Package gives guests exclusive access to private events that are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, like seeing these legends receive the official Hall of Famer Blazer. The intimate ceremony is only open to VIP ticket holders plus the friends and family of Inductees. This promises to be one of the most memorable and meaningful experiences for a NASCAR fan.”
Affordable tickets start at $55. Premium seats are available for $75. Guests who opt for the $55 or $75 seats also will have the opportunity to purchase a value priced Good Any Day Ticket to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for just $14.95.
“This is an illustrious, fan-friendly event,” said Kelley. “Last year we had a star-studded lineup of NASCAR dignitaries in attendance. They ranged from current superstars like Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to legendary figures like Pearson, the Wood Brothers and the late Raymond Parks. I think fans were surprised just how close their seats were to these NASCAR celebrities. Our most distinguished event of the year truly delivers a remarkable encounter with NASCAR greats and is a can’t-miss for NASCAR and NASCAR Hall of Fame fans.”
A limited number of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans looking for more details on the Class of 2011, the Induction Ceremony or the exclusive Induction Dinner on Wednesday, May 18 should visit NASCARHall.com.
The 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame class was determined in October by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, consisting of members of the Nominating Committee along with 31 others representing all facets of the NASCAR Industry. In addition, a nationwide fan vote was conducted through NASCAR.COM which accounted for the 53rd and final vote.
About NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010 and includes artifacts, interactive exhibits, 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. www.NASCARHall.com.