||Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration Doubleheader
The two days of the 12th Annual Lone Stars &
Stripes Celebration on Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4 attracted 42,759
fans to the Grand Prairie racetrack for live racing and post-race fireworks.
The two-day total was a four-percent increase of 1,672 fans from 41,087
total in 2007.
The Friday, July 4 attendance of 26,774 was the largest at Lone Star
Park since 53,717 attended the 2004 Breeders' Cup World Championships
and the highest Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks single-day attendance
since July 3, 2002 when 28,123 fans watched the Independence Day festivities.
"We were extremely pleased with the large turnout at Lone Star Park
for the two-night celebration," said Lone Star Park President and
General Manager Drew Shubeck. "When you take into consideration the
fans that attended the two Grand Prairie Air Hogs baseball games, the
people at the Nokia Theatre concert on Thursday, plus those who watched
from the parking lot and surrounding area, it's fair to say that more
than 50,000 people enjoyed our fireworks.
"We'd like to thank the City of Grand Prairie for their participation
in our Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration, as well as the Grand Prairie
Police Department, the Air Hogs and Nokia Theatre for their cooperation
in making the Grand Prairie Entertainment District the place to be for
the Fourth of July."