||Lone Star Park 2009 Spring Thoroughbred
Meet Reserved Seats and Concert VIP Packages Go on Sale this Monday, March
Reserved seating for Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie’s
upcoming Spring Thoroughbred Season will go on sale Monday (March 9) at
8:30 a.m. The track’s 65-date Spring Thoroughbred Season will kick
off 16 weeks of live horse racing on Thursday, April 9.
Customers can reserve seats online at LoneStarPark.com,
by calling (972) 263-PONY (7669) for credit card orders only, or in person
at Lone Star Park’s East Gate Will Call on weekdays from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Reserved seating options range from $8 to $27 per person (includes admission).
Every Thursday of the Spring Thoroughbred Meet, except Opening Night
(April 9), will be "Half-Price Thursday" with homestretch box
seats sold at a 50-percent discount, $8.50. In addition, all counter seating
(four seat minimum) for every day of the meet, except "Big Event
Days" and Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10), has been reduced from
$13 to $9. Half-priced box seats and discounted counter seats are available
on line only at LoneStarPark.com
for as long as they remain available.
"Lone Star Park has always been one of the best entertainment values
in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area," said Lone Star Park President Drew
Shubeck. "But with the current state of our national and local economies,
we decided to provide additional value to our loyal customers with half-priced
box seats on Thursdays and discounted, reserved counter seating on most
days during the 2009 Spring Thoroughbred meet."
In addition, there are special options for groups of 20 or more, including
private luxury penthouse suites. For more information, contact Lone Star
Park Group Sales at groupsales@LoneStarPark.com
or by calling (972) 237-1197.
The Spring Thoroughbred Season will also feature the 2009 Lone Star
Music Series at Lone Star Park with post-race concerts by the Randy Rogers
Band (Friday, April 10), The Beach Boys (Saturday, April 11), Stoney LaRue
(Friday, May 1), Gary Allan (Friday, May 22), Cross Canadian Ragweed (Saturday,
June 6) and the Eli Young Band (Friday, July 24).
Special VIP concert packages for the Beach Boys on April 11 and Gary
Allan on May 22 will be available on line only at LoneStarPark.com.
Priced at $62 or $72 with valet parking (plus tax and handling), these
packages include admission, racing program, reserved seats with buffet
and two free beer tickets in the Post Time Pavilion Garden and admittance
to the special VIP section in front of the stage for the concerts.
"Big Event Days" have separate pricing plans. Those days are
-- Kentucky Derby Day (Saturday, May 2), Lone Star Derby Day (Saturday,
May 9), Preakness Stakes Day (Saturday, May 16), Lone Star Million Day
(Memorial Day, Monday, May 25), Belmont Stakes Day (Saturday, June 6),
and Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebrations (Friday, July 3 and
Saturday, July 4).
In addition to the "Big Event Days" during the Spring Thoroughbred
Season, Lone Star Park will host the simulcast of the Breeders’
Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park (Saturday, Nov. 6) during
the 31-date Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses that
runs Sept. 25-Nov. 28.
Other major promotional dates include – Family Fun Day with Dora
the Explorer on Easter Sunday, April 12; Lone Star Million Preview Day
featuring the Texas Mile/Grand Prairie Centennial Celebration/Dollar Day
(Saturday, April 25); Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10); Father’s
Day (Sunday, June 14); Stars of Texas Day/Dollar Day (Saturday, July 11);
Fan Appreciation Day (Saturday, July 25); and Closing Day (Sunday, July
Lone Star Park’s 2009 Spring Thoroughbred Season will run four
days a week every Thursday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday
at 1:35 p.m. starting on April 9. The Lone Star Million program on Memorial
Day will start at 1:35 p.m. and special twilight programs with post-race
holiday fireworks on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 (Lone Stars &
Stripes Fireworks Celebration) will commence at 5 p.m. (All times are
Central Time). For more information, visit LoneStarPark.com.
Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2009 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting of Champions
will be held from Sept. 25 to Nov. 28.