The 2010 Montreal`s Grand Prix du Canada come back is expected to be a sold out. Organizers have announced that ticket sales are going well and selling is ahead compared to 2008.
The Canadian race has been dropped out of the 2009 F1 calendar because of a financial dispute with Bernie Ecclestone, president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration. A new five-year, $75-million deal was signed, $100 million less than previously demanded by Ecclestone, after municipal, provincial and federal authorities in Canada joined their resources with Tourism Montreal.
On June 10th, 2010, before the three-day F1 event, The Grand Evening will be held at Windsor Station. Ecclestone and Michael Fortier, former Canadian Minister of International Trade, who played a significant role in the negotiations to get the Canadian Grand Prix back, were named co-chairmen of the opening-night charity gala to benefit the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre UHC Foundation and La Fondation de l’Hopital du Sacre-Cœur de Montreal.
Tickets for The Grand Evening will range from $1.000 or $10.000 for a table of 10, to $25.000 for a table in the company of an F1 driver.