Casino officials are working with local leaders to accommodate concert traffic.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack released today its plans to manage the thousands of visiting concert-goers expected to attend the Dwight Yoakam concert on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 8pm in the Wheeling Island Stadium.

In an effort to keep the crowds moving safety and efficiently with minimal impact to local residents, the casino has recruited the support of the City of Wheeling Police to assist guests though the best traffic routes.

The Dwight Yoakam concert will cause S. Stone Street, S. Front Street at Fink Street and S. Penn Street at Fink Street to close from Noon-11pm on June 12, 2009. Only residential traffic will be allowed.
Guests traveling from the Wheeling Suspension Bridge should proceed to S. Broadway Street into the casino’s parking lot.

Guests traveling from I-70 East or West are asked to use S. York Street, the casino’s main parking lot entrance.

“We have been working diligently with Ohio County Schools, our city police and firefighters to bring their expertise to our Outdoor Summer Concerts,” stated Clyde Callicott, Vice President of Marketing at Wheeling Island. “They have executed numerous events of this magnitude over the years, including the Super Six football games, and bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. As a group, we have all the elements in place for a safe, exciting concert event,” continued Callicott.

For a street map of the recommended traffic routes, visit www.wheelingisland.com

Dwight Yoakam’s live performance is the first of 2 mega shows taking place this summer at the Wheeling Island Stadium. The “CAN’T STOP ROCKIN’ 2009 TOUR” featuring Styx and REO Speedwagon with special guests .38 Special will hit the stage on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 6pm in the Wheeling Island Stadium.

The Wheeling Island Outdoor Concert Series are open to all ages and are a rain or shine event. Tickets are on sale now by phone at 800-754-3000 or online at www.TicketMaster.com or www.wheelingisland.com.
Dwight Yoakam reserved seating is $40, $35 and general admission $30. Styx and REO Speedwagon “CAN’T STOP ROCKIN’ 2009 Tour” with special guests 38 Special reserved seating is $45, $40 and general admission $35. 
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.

Wheeling Island won 7 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2008 readers poll including Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Service, Best Cash Back and Best Promotions.

Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to www.wheelingisland.com.

Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.


Kimberly Florence
Director of Marketing
Email: kflorence@dncinc.com
Phone: 304-231-1839
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