I always enjoy speedway, and a big part of it for me is having a night out with friends and family.
I think the only people that have things worked out in British Speedway are the riders, they seem to be the only ones that make any money out of it: and they really do have it worked out to a fine art!!!
If the sport can't survive through gate receipts alone, then I think it is perfectly sensible to put an initiative in place for "superfans" as they are called in other sectors.
A lot of other entertainment businesses survive only because of this network, and as it is completely open to personal choice should never be seen in a negative light.
It is certainly far from unusual, and it is great to see that Edinburgh and Glasgow are so strongly supported in this way. I think we should also realise that Berwick have an unsung support too who quietly give up a lot of their time to help the club survive. Just look at the number of bodies who put down, then lift, track covers. That is a massive job, and has provided a massive benefit to all of the paying public as well as the club; and that is only one example.
I doubt British speedway will ever flourish, though, whilst groups across the country constantly engage in battles with promotions.
It seems to be one of the constants in the sport that survives with clubs above and beyond multiple changes of ownership and promotion.