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Milwaukee Mile Tickets On Sale

| , RacinToday.com Friday, March 2 2012

Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Milwaukee IndyFest, which will take place June 15 and 16 at the Milwaukee Mile at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. IndyFest will feature an IZOD IndyCar Series race Saturday afternoon as well as many other family-friendly activities, and is being promoted by Andretti Sports Marketing Wisconsin, an agency led by IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti. The ticket details for the Father’s Day weekend event were unveiled today in a news conference at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Advanced purchase general admission/infield tickets begin at $17.50, with adult reserved seats for Saturday’s race starting at $19 in advance. Fans can watch Friday’s practice and qualifying sessions from the grandstands for free. Overall ticket prices represent a reduction of more than thirty percent compared to the previous IndyCar event at the Milwaukee Mile. Fans can order tickets online at the official event website www.MilwaukeeIndyFest.com , or they can contact the State Fair Park box office at (414) 266-7100. The box office hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Saturday. Normal box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

“IndyFest will be a celebration of Milwaukee and IndyCar,” said Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Sports Marketing. “The Milwaukee Mile has such a great history, and we want to honor that heritage by building a new tradition of fun. It’s very important that we offer fans ticket prices that are a good value and give the event a festival atmosphere.”

“I am grateful that Michael Andretti and his team have stepped up to keep the historic Milwaukee Mile as a premier date on the IndyCar schedule,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Milwaukee is a major league city filled with the greatest sporting fans in the world. I encourage our community to rally around Milwaukee IndyFest. Race day will be an opportunity for our city to shine in front of an international TV audience.”

Reserved seats for Saturday’s action begin at $19 in advance, with the highest-price seat of $64. Fans can also buy infield/general admission tickets for Saturday. Weekend paddock passes are available for an additional $25, which allows an up-close view of the race teams in action as they

| , RacinToday.com Friday, March 2 2012
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