CHEVROLET DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX AND CITY OF WINDSOR ANNOUNCE RENEWED PARTNERSHIP AND CANADIAN TICKET OFFER FOR 2016

DETROIT, Mich. (April 12, 2016) – The City of Windsor and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix today announced their renewed partnership for 2016 and revealed details that will make it even easier for Canadian fans to experience the unique “two-nation destination” Grand Prix weekend.

For the seventh year, the Grand Prix and the City of Windsor will team up in 2016 and provide an efficient and safe way for Canadian fans to visit Belle Isle Park through Transit Windsor and experience the excitement of the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, June 3-5.

This year’s enhanced partnership in 2016 will give fans the opportunity to purchase Grand Prix tickets online, including round-trip transportation to Belle Isle through snapd Windsor and the City of Windsor. City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix General Manager Michael Montri and Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden will announce all the details of the renewed partnership today at a press conference along the Riverfront in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

This year fans have the option to purchase general admission tickets or a reserved grandstand seat in Grandstand 1 overlooking pit lane and the start/finish line area at the Grand Prix. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy the numerous activities in the Meijer Fan Zone, including local and national acts on the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage, food and drinks in the Coors Light Beer Garden and Food Court, artists creating crafts in the Trendy Crafts Craft Show, extreme sports demonstrations and more. Single-day tickets will start at $55 CAD (HST included) for a general admission ticket or $95 CAD (HST included) for a reserved grandstand ticket.

“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the City of Windsor that allows our great Canadian fans a fast, efficient way to the experience all the fun and excitement of the Grand Prix,” said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.  “This is truly an international event that celebrates and showcases the beautiful Windsor and Detroit waterfront and we are excited to once again help our Canadian fans Start Their Summer at the Grand Prix.”

For more information on the Grand Prix and travel packages, fans can visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311.  To buy tickets online visit www.snapdwindsor.com/grandprix or purchase in-person at the Windsor International Transit Terminal. Cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard are all accepted to purchase the Canadian Grandstand package.  Canadian fans who already have their Grand Prix tickets can also purchase the round-trip transportation from the Windsor International Transit Terminal for just $12 CAD per person.

“The City of Windsor is proud to support the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix again this year,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “By going online at snapd Windsor or visiting the Transit Windsor Terminal in person Canadian race fans are able purchase tickets at a significant savings, and then thanks to our friends at Transit Windsor, enjoy Belle Isle-bound transportation to world class auto racing this June 4 and 5.”

As part of the partnership, the City of Windsor will continue as the sponsor of the City of Windsor International Media Center, located at the historic Belle Isle Casino on race weekend. With over 700 media members expected to attend the event in 2016, the media center will be the working home for the press covering the Grand Prix throughout the weekend. Staffed by members of both the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, media members will have access to the facilities and services throughout the weekend as they are exposed to the unique “two-nation destination” of the Detroit/Windsor area. New in 2016, the City of Windsor will also be the sponsor of Grandstand 2 at the Grand Prix, located between Turns 1 and 2 with a view of the start/finish line.

ABOUT THE CHEVROLET DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is a 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. Scheduled for May 29-31, 2015, the event will include the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans featuring cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers with the sports cars of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the high-performance vehicles of the Pirelli World Challenge Series in the Cadillac V-Series Challenge presented by the Metro Detroit Cadillac Dealers and the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road presented by TRAXXAS. Partners for the 2015 Grand Prix include General Motors, Quicken Loans, MotorCity Casino Hotel and Verizon Wireless. For more information, visit www.DetroitGP.com and follow our social media pages at www.facebook.com/detroitgpwww.twitter.com/detroitgp and www.instagram.com/detroitgp.