Lone Star Park to Streamline Admissions Process in 2009, Free General Parking to Offset Increase in Admission Fee

In an effort to streamline the admission process into the track, Lone Star Park announced on December 18 that it will eliminate its current $2 general parking fee while increasing the general admission price by the same amount during live racing in 2009.

During the off-season, when there is simulcasting only, the current $1 parking fee will be eliminated and admission will be increased by $1. The track also announced that the general admission price for children, ages 4–12, will remain at $3 at all times. Children three and under are admitted free.

During live racing, general parking will be free, while general admission into the grandstand for adults will be $5. At the Post Time Pavilion, general parking will be free year-round with admission priced at $3 on simulcast-only days and $4 when there is live racing.

In addition, Lone Star Park announced that its Star Player Rewards cardholders will continue to receive membership discounts on admissions that effectively maintain the total cost of parking and admission at its current level, $3 during live racing and $2 for simulcast only.

“With the free general parking, we are simplifying the entry and admission process for our customers,” said Lone Star Park President and General Manager Drew Shubeck in making the announcement. “We want to continue to reward our loyal Star Player Rewards members with their discounts while encouraging new members to enroll, not only to receive the admission discount but the other excellent benefits of the program. Making the announcement now gives our fans time to sign up before the price increase takes effect.

“By keeping the $3 admission price for children, Lone Star Park remains a great family, entertainment value,” added Shubeck. “A family of four can enjoy an afternoon or evening at the racetrack with free parking and an admission price of only $16.”

The Star Player Rewards is a player loyalty program that provides members with rewards, gifts, discounts and special offers based upon points earned through wagering, and purchases of food and beverage or at the track’s gift shops. Enrollment is free and members receive discounted general admission every day at Lone Star Park and the Post Time Pavilion whether there is live racing or it’s a simulcast race day. For more information on how to enroll, visit the track’s Web site at www.lonestarpark.com.

Lone Star Park, located in Grand Prairie, Texas, will run its 65-day Spring Thoroughbred Season from April 9 through July 26 in 2009 with live racing every Thursday through Sunday. Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2009 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting of Champions will be held from September 25 to November 28.

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