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2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Fast Facts

EVENT: The Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5*

WHAT: The premier equestrian event in the Carolinas and home to one of the richest grand prix events in the United States. The Charlotte Jumper Classic is an American Grand Prix Association event, FEI sanctioned, CSI 5* show.

WHERE: Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

WHEN: April 10-12, 2009

Friday, April 10 - 7:00 p.m.

$10,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Competition

8:00 p.m.

$25,000 Charlotte Welcome Stake

Saturday, April 11 - 1:30 p.m.

$15,000 International Competition

$10,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Accumulator

7:00 p.m.

$15,000 Accumulator Competition

$25,000 Puissance Competition

Sunday, April 12 - 1:00 p.m.

$35,000 Charlotte Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic

The $450,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte for the Charlotte Bobcats Cup

HIGHLIGHTS: The Charlotte Jumper Classic is a signature fundraising event for the Bobcats Youth Foundation, which focuses on improving the lives of children and youth in the community. The upcoming 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic will benefit the Bobcats Youth Foundation's signature initiatives - building reading and technology centers, and supporting the Presbyterian Hospital Community Care Cruiser, a mobile health clinic providing needed healthcare to disadvantaged children.

* Rider hospitality area providing complimentary food and beverage will be located in the Backcourt Lounge

* Expanded competition ring

* Well appointed stabling area and schooling ring

* Live broadcast of competition inside schooling ring area

* Show Net will be in use

* Live Webcast of all competition available from Productions East

* Great entertainment

* Wide array of vendors

* Host hotel within walking distance of the Time Warner Cable Arena

* The $450,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte will be televised

* $585,000 in overall prize money

ADMISSION: $10 per ticket

VIP SEATING: VIP Seating is available to sponsors and donors and includes Front Court hospitality. For more information visit http://www.charlottejumperclassic.com.

PARKING: More than 30,000 parking spaces are available within walking distance of the arena. To purchase advance parking for an event, or view directions, please visit the directions or parking page at http://www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com for additional information. Prices range from $7.00-15.00 per day.

DIRECTIONS:

I-77 from the South - Exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street

I-77 from the North - Exit at either Brookshire Freeway (I-277 East), 5th Street, Trade Street or John Belk Freeway (I-277)

I-85 from the South - Exit at the Billy Graham Parkway, take the Billy Graham Parkway to I-77 North, exit at either I-277 North or Trade Street

I-85 from the North - Exit at the I-77 exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street

Inside the City:

Brookshire Freeway (I-277) from the West - Exit at either I-77 South or Brevard Street. NC49/US29 from the Northeast - Follow Tryon Street to Uptown, Time Warner Cable Arena is one block east of the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets

Airport - Follow Josh Birmingham Parkway 1.4 miles to Billy Graham Parkway South. Proceed on Billy Graham Parkway to I-77 North. Exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street

HOST HOTEL:

Marriott Charlotte City Center

100 West Trade Street

Charlotte, NC 28202 (.2mi away)

1-800-228-9290 or 704-358-6579

*Ask for Charlotte Jumper Classic rate*

http://www.marriott.com

ADDITIONAL NEARBY HOTELS:

Holiday Inn Charlotte, Center City, 230 N. College St., 704-335-5400 (.1mi away)

Hilton Charlotte, 222 East Third St. 704-377-1500 (.2mi away)

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown, 530 E. Second St., 704-333-9213 (.3mi away)

AmeriSuites Coliseum, 4119 South Stream Blvd, 704-357-8555

Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive, 704-357-1414

Sleep Inn Coliseum, 701 Yorkmont Road, 704-525-5005

Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2600 Yorkmont Road, 704-357-9100

THE FACILITY:

Box office locations and hours:

Time Warner Cable Arena offers event guests convenient ways to purchase tickets to arena events online, by phone or at the arena's on-site box office window.

Online at TimeWarnerCableArena.com - The arena offers tickets to its events at TimeWarnerCableArena.com.

Telephone - Tickets are available via toll-free phone at 1-800-495-2295.

Time Warner Cable Arena Box Office - Time Warner Cable Arena box office is located on the Club Concourse level in the lobby mid-way between the Trade Street and Fifth Street entrances. It features 16 box office windows, with six accessible from the outside. Box Office Hours - Box Office hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday.

Guests with disabilities:

Time Warner Cable Arena takes pride in its efforts to meet the needs of all guests. The arena satisfies, and in many cases, exceeds the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These are some of the services available to our guests with disabilities:



Access to Time Warner Cable Arena - We recommend that guests with disabilities access the arena on the Fifth Street side near the disabled drop-off location. Guests with disabilities also can access the arena through the Trade Street entrance during regular box office hours (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday).

Wheelchair and Companion Seating - Wheelchair and companion seating is available at various locations throughout Time Warner Cable Arena. Wheelchair users shall be limited to one (1) wheelchair and three (3) companion seats per event [or any combination of seats not exceeding four (4) seats]. Additional companion and/or wheelchair seats will be sold on a case-by-case basis. To purchase wheelchair and companion seating, please call VOICE: 1-800-495-2295 or TTY/TTD 1-800-735-8262. Please be advised that Time Warner Cable Arena reserves the right to take appropriate legal action against individuals who fraudulently obtain wheelchair and companion seating.

Assistive Listening System (ALS) - Time Warner Cable Arena has been equipped with the most advanced ALS. Assisted listening devices are available to guests who are hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted at no charge at Guest Services. A driver's license, credit card or some form of identification will be required as a deposit. Guests who choose to bring their own headset and receiver may access the system on a standard FM broadcast.

Guide Dogs and Service Animals - Animals are not allowed in Time Warner Cable Arena; however, an exception is made for guests with guide dogs or service animals. Please contact our ADA Coordinator if any accommodations are required.

Interpreting Services - Guests requiring interpreting services for concerts should contact our ADA Coordinator no later than three weeks after concert ticket sales begin.



If you require assistance while visiting Time Warner Cable Arena, please contact an usher or staff member, or visit our Guest Services, where Representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please e-mail us with any additional questions regarding guests with disabilities.

CHARLOTTE JUMPER CLASSIC

333 East Trade Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Tel: 704-688-8790

Web site: http://www.charlottejumperclassic.com

Michael Thompson

Director of Corporate Communications, Time Warner Cable Arena

704-688-8856

 

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