“We are extremely excited about this new enhancement that brings mobile ticketing directly to our fans fingertips,”—Dennis Bickmeier (RIR President) Fans Can Purchase April 25, 26, & 27 NASCAR Tickets Now on their Smartphones Richmond, VA (April 19, 2013)—Richmond International Raceway, in conjunction with Moovweb, has launched a new, mobile-friendly fan experience that now makes it even easier for race fans to purchase tickets to events directly from their smartphones. The new mobile ticketing site launched on April 10, and gives fans the ability to easily purchase event tickets, pit passes, access to fan zones and much more. To experience the new mobile sites, fans can go to www.rir.com on a mobile device and select the “Tickets” link next to an event. “We are extremely excited about this new enhancement that brings mobile ticketing directly to our fans’ fingertips,” said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. “With the way technology is ever-changing, we’re constantly looking for new opportunities to improve the experience and convenience for our fans via mobile devices.”Moovweb was selected to power the mobile experiences at all International Speedway Corporation venues because it is a platform that allows ISC to inherit the complete functionality of its existing desktop site, including the online sales flow, in the mobile experience.“Enhancing the fan experience for our customers while they are at the track is a high priority,” said Tina Martin, ISC’s Chief Information Officer. “With our new mobile-friendly sites, fans can now save time and effort by using the power of their smartphones to purchase tickets from virtually anywhere to gain access to a wide range of world-class events and event day activities.”Tickets are on sale now for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Advance tickets, including seats in Turns 1 and 4, start at $45, and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Tickets for the ToyotaCare 250 start at $30 in advance and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday. The weekend begins Thursday, April 25, when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to RIR for the BLUE OX 100 and Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown presented by FedEx, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Advance tickets are $25, with children 12 and younger admitted free.
Broward County Schools Robert Runcie, the Broward County Superintendent of Schools, also announced Broward County Public Schools and District offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Runcie said the schools are being closed as the District and Broward County prepare for Hurricane Irma, which includes the preparation of schools designated as hurricane shelters. The District continues to monitor and prepare for the storm.BCPS will also operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.The District will continue to provide information and updates via a variety of communication channels, including the District website (browardschools.com), robocalls, social media (Twitter @browardschools and on Facebook facebook.com/browardschools), the free BCPS mobile app, BECON-TV and local media. The District will also continue to update its Information Hotline, 754-321-0321, with the latest information. Miami-Dade Schools On Tuesday in separate news conference school superintendents in Miami-Dade and Broward County decided to close county schools to make preparation as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida.Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced all Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) will be closed Thursday, September 7, 2017, and Friday, September 8. Tropical storm and perhaps hurricane force winds produced by Irma are possible in portions of Miami-Dade County beginning Friday. Since M-DCPS does not operate school buses during sustained tropical storm force winds and families need time to prepare, the two-day closure is warranted.M-DCPS administrators are in close communication with local, state and federal officials.Wednesday, September 6, is expected to be a regular school day across the District, but in an abundance of caution, night adult education classes, activities, and athletic programs for Wednesday, September 6, 2017, have been canceled. Wednesday after-school care continues as usual.As this is a fluid situation, District officials will continue to provide updates as the hurricane’s projected path and possible impact to South Florida become more predictable. Colleges to close alsoColleges in the region including Miami Dade Colle, University of Miami, and St. Thomas University are also canceling classes Thursday and Friday in advance of a potential strike by Irma.