Q: The Stanley Cup was recently on tour through my town and I kissed it, is there any chance I mite catch listeria?
A: NO you are safe, the cup hasn't touched any Maple Leaf products in 40 years
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"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
If there was really 30,000 people there, then Gossage would go ahead and tell of IndyCar. Now we're talking about a second race that will draw less? Folks, you may want the attendance to be at 30,000, but it was a lot more than that. All the pictures that I've seen have been from the truck race, which is odd because last time I checked the truck series didn't use open wheel cars.
69,000 tickets were sold. That's what counts folks; and it sure as hell looks like there were enough fans in the stands. If you believe it was less, then there is no reason for the past five races to have even taken place.
Very few who paid anywhere near full price are going to miss the event, but if you are given a complimentary ticket or two from your boss or free with a lube job, the odds of going are greatly reduced.
69,000 tickets distributed is most likely the basis for the attendance numbers for the IICS race. (One TF member could tell us if that's true or not.)Then next year when selling signage at the track, TMS can say that 'attendance' was 69,000 and use that as a selling point.
Do attendance threads help attendance?
"The series may be hesitant to say it, but the day is here for everybody that loves IndyCar racing to link arms and help each other out. Anybody who doesn’t want to do that needs to find something else to do with their time.”
-- Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway, ICONIC Advisory Committee & TrackForum member
I'd sat 30k is on the high end. Wish it was better, but it was bad.
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In case you were wondering, it does not appear as if those seats are radioactive or anything:
Last edited by SoundMan360; 06-14-2012 at 10:38 PM.
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