UFC announces press conference and free fan event in Toronto
Feb 3, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
UFC® DESCENDS UPON TORONTO IN ADVANCE OF HISTORIC
ROGERS CENTRE APRIL EVENT
PRESS CONFERENCE AND FREE FAN EVENT TO BE HELD AT ROGERS CENTRE ON FEBRUARY 8
UFC® CHAMPIONS GEORGES ST-PIERRE AND JOSE ALDO ARE JOINED BY NO. 1 CONTENDERS JAKE SHIELDS AND MARK HOMINICK, ALONG WITH DANA WHITE AND TOM WRIGHT
TORONTO – In anticipation of what promises to be one of the most historic events in UFC® history, UFC® 129: ST-PIERRE VS. SHIELDS on April 30, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today it will host a press conference and free fan event at Rogers Centre on Tuesday, February 8. UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and featherweight champion Jose Aldo will be joined by No. 1 contenders Jake Shields and Mark Hominick, along with UFC President Dana White and Canadian Director of Operations Tom Wright, for a press conference at 1 p.m. ET followed by a special Q&A period and autograph session for fans from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Fans will have the opportunity to speak directly with White, Wright and St-Pierre in a one-hour Q&A session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 8. Canadian fighters and Toronto area natives Sean Pierson and Claude Patrick will join Shields, Aldo and Hominick for an autograph session earlier that day, beginning once doors open at 4 p.m. (Please note – this event is on a first-come, first-serve basis – one autograph per person. Gate 9A entry).
Tickets for UFC® 129: ST-PIERRE VS. SHIELDS, presented by TapouT®, go on sale to the public on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. ET. Members of UFC® Fight Clubâ„¢ will have the first chance to buy tickets on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. ET, followed by UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. ET. Fans can sign up for the UFC® Fight Clubâ„¢ at www.ufcfightclub.com.
Tickets range from $300-$800 on the floor and from $50-$225 in the stands and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and at Rogers Centre Box Office – Gate 9. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Approximately 40,000 tickets will be made available to UFC fans, with close to 25 percent under $100.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
UFC PRESS CONFERENCE
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto – Gate 9 entrance off Bremner Blvd.
WHO: UFC President Dana White, Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright, UFC fighters Georges St-Pierre, Jose Aldo, Jake Shields, Mark Hominick, Claude Patrick and Sean Pierson
NOTE: While the press conference is not open to the public, it will be carried live on Rogers Sportsnet and streamed online at UFC.com.
FREE FAN EVENT – Q&A AND AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 – Doors and autographs at 4 p.m., Q&A from 5-6 p.m. ET
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto – Gate 9A entrance off Bremner Blvd.
WHO: Q&A: Dana White, Tom Wright and Georges St-Pierre
Autograph session: Jose Aldo, Jake Shields, Mark Hominick, Claude Patrick and Sean Pierson
For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com.