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I notice sometimes at Lynn that you get given a preprinted ticket off the desk then another time the ticket comes from the ticket machine which I'm sure is all above board.

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1 minute ago, Daniel Smith said:

I notice sometimes at Lynn that you get given a preprinted ticket off the desk then another time the ticket comes from the ticket machine which I'm sure is all above board.

I’ve never had a pre printed ticket before.

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2 hours ago, Clive Ward said:

A couple of years ago at Lynn Buster was asked about giving out the attendance at meetings and his answer was that when he was chairman of Kings Lynn F.C. and the attendance was given out there was always fans shouting out that there were more at the game and that they were on the fiddle so he said it wasn’t worth the agro. Personally I would be interested in what the crowd was at meetings but not unduly bothered if it isn’t.

Thing is, those fans cannot prove that, it has to be taken on trust. If you are a regular fan at any track you can get a rough idea how many are there, within say 200 or so, but you dont know for sure. But speedway has never released attendances. I think a few old world finals did, ie wembley 81. I think i recall them saying it was 80k, and considering Cardiff get no more than say 45k that is very good.

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I was at the 1981 final at Wembley and I am sure I remember the official attendance given as over 92,000! That was some atmosphere. The current Wembley stadium has a capacity of 90,000 whereas the 'old' Wembley had a capacity of 100,000 but was limited for evening events I seem to recall.

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3 minutes ago, dj350z said:

I was at the 1981 final at Wembley and I am sure I remember the official attendance given as over 92,000! That was some atmosphere. The current Wembley stadium has a capacity of 90,000 whereas the 'old' Wembley had a capacity of 100,000 but was limited for evening events I seem to recall.

I was there.The air horns were deafening. As you say, a great atmosphere :wink:

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The live tv league match between Arsenal and Man City ,the gate given was over 58,000.Looking at the gaps in the crowd I suspect Diane Abbott was on the turnstiles

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Only a quid for the programme too!! Although I lament those days, we are never going to get back to anything like that so we have to support what we do have and make the most of the sport.

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22 minutes ago, mickthemuppet said:

The live tv league match between Arsenal and Man City ,the gate given was over 58,000.Looking at the gaps in the crowd I suspect Diane Abbott was on the turnstiles

Trouble is that most of those gaps were for fans with season tickets and forever what reason those fans didn’t attend they still count them in the attendance even though they have only bought the ticket but aren’t actually there.

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2 hours ago, mickthemuppet said:

The live tv league match between Arsenal and Man City ,the gate given was over 58,000.Looking at the gaps in the crowd I suspect Diane Abbott was on the turnstiles

Thing is mate, to my eyes there was no where near58 k there.  The comentator said the same thing.

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2 hours ago, dj350z said:

Only a quid for the programme too!! Although I lament those days, we are never going to get back to anything like that so we have to support what we do have and make the most of the sport.

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Thing is in those days Speedway was supported by the National news papers,  they could do with getting involved with Cardiff.

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Remember 81, what an atmosphere there was at Wembley , electric, however if you needed the toilets, they were Neanthedral. I stayed with my sister and the news later was that the Police could not believe that 90,000 plus people could attend Wembley and no arrests were made.

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28 minutes ago, hrhbig said:

Remember 81, what an atmosphere there was at Wembley , electric, however if you needed the toilets, they were Neanthedral. I stayed with my sister and the news later was that the Police could not believe that 90,000 plus people could attend Wembley and no arrests were made.

There you go, speedway is a different kettle of fish to football. although football does seem to be mellowing a bit. Fans are now starting to comunicate better. The same as the Cheltenham festival, you cannot get near a toilet for love nor money if you go as a punter. If you do you need waterproof shoes...:rolleyes:
But i do feel the powers that be need to try and tap up a national newspaper to give cardiff some sponsorship and a bit of coverage.

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1 hour ago, hrhbig said:

Remember 81, what an atmosphere there was at Wembley , electric, however if you needed the toilets, they were Neanthedral. I stayed with my sister and the news later was that the Police could not believe that 90,000 plus people could attend Wembley and no arrests were made.

Absolutely correct. Somewhere in my archives I have a letter from the Police Chief that was in charge that day, it gave the exact attendance figure and as a footnote he put "there was not a single arrest, and I just wish it was so for every event held there"  We used this letter as evidence at a planning application for Speedway in Norwich, to show that you could get over 90,000+ fans from every track in the country together in one stadium without any trouble. I was really proud of that fact, but sadly it did nothing for the planners, and the application like many before and since.....was refused!

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4 hours ago, Starman2006 said:

Thing is mate, to my eyes there was no where near58 k there.  The comentator said the same thing.

For some reason its announced by the dj as the "attendance" but in the press box the info is given as "tickets sold"..

I was there in my season ticket and there were no more than about 38-40 i would say.  Loads of season ticket holders around me didn't come but to be fair the weather was appalling and it was pretty much impossible to get to london from the south of the river, let alone for folk coming from further afield.

 

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17 minutes ago, The Doctor... said:

For some reason its announced by the dj as the "attendance" but in the press box the info is given as "tickets sold"..

I was there in my season ticket and there were no more than about 38-40 i would say.  Loads of season ticket holders around me didn't come but to be fair the weather was appalling and it was pretty much impossible to get to london from the south of the river, let alone for folk coming from further afield.

 

Yep as you say, the weather was applauling and whether you have a season ticket or not people will not travel or cannot in that. But it did seem strange when it was anounced there was 58k there.

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