Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Claressa Shields from Flint will visit the Grand
Prix on Friday and will meet with “Dancing with the Stars” 2016 runner-up James Hinchcli’e
of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Fields will meet with Hinchcli’e, tour his garage area and
the two will pose for photos in the Fifth Third Bank Paddock.
Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual #2 coverage starts at 3:30 p.m. IMSA Championship coverage is on
FS2 at 12:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network will air the 3-Dimensional Services Motor City 100 (TA class race) on
tape-delay later in June and July.
The 2017 Grand Prix features a number of exciting engagement activities in the Meijer Fan Zone. The
MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage will feature live music all weekend, headlined by Country music
duo Montgomery Gentry, 6 p.m. Saturday, and Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded, 1 p.m. Sunday.
There’s food and beverages at the Bud Light Beer Garden and Food Court, featuring the Taste of Detroit with
local vendor trucks. The popular Detroit Sports District returns featuring interactive displays from Detroit
professional sports teams with appearance from former and current local athletes. The Meijer Fan Zone will
also feature tailgating games like Bubble Soccer and giant Jenga, extreme sports demonstrations, an arts and
crafts show and more.
Tickets are on sale for the Grand Prix, starting at just $45. To view information on ticket plans and to purchase
tickets, please visit http://www.DetroitGP.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 866-464-PRIX (7749)
or visit the Grand Prix office in the GM Renaissance Center, 300 Renaissance Center Drive, Suite 2311,
Since the Grand Prix returned to Belle Isle in 2007, event organizers and contributing partners have made over
$13 million in lasting improvements to Belle Isle, The improvements include:
• Repairing damaged lighting and drainage systems
• Renovation of Scott Fountain, the Belle Isle Casino and the Belle Isle Boat Club
• Installing new pedestrian bridges and playscapes
• Working with Platinum Equity to install new LED lights on MacArthur Bridge and around the Scott Fountain
• New areas also to be used by park visitors for parking and community events and activities year round
• Creating pedestrian walkways and new bicycle paths on Belle Isle
The Grand Prix generates over $45 million in total spending annually for the Metro Detroit region. Over 95,000
people attended the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear events in 2007-2008, 2012-2016. Visit
Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DetroitGP and Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DetroitGP.