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I went to Leicester for the first time last season and have to say that although the track was quite dire, the spectating facility is excellent.....especially compared to Perry Barr.....where we probably have one of the better race tracks, but worst viewing facilities I've ever been to!

 

At least Leicester can do something about the track.....

 

Although we're made/told to just be grateful that we have a speedway team in existence at all....so i'll keep my gob shut ! :t:

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No, - it didn't work. Fans wouldn't go that far, and the Heathens closed for 14 years.

Sadly you are right overall.

 

Saturday and Bank Holiday fixture attendances were ok but mid week fixtures were extremenly difficult. Leaving work at 5 and getting to Stoke by 7.30 was a real challenge up the M6. There was also the cost of the riders to consider. Don't forget we had both Greg and Billy at the time. Don't get me wrong, they were both brilliant but they came with a price tag. Sadly, the lack of support from the locals, in spite of having the two best riders in the world riding each week and great racing on a well prepared track, was also a factor.

 

Hopefully Sunday travel and NL costs may make things easier for the Bees. I cetainly hope so.

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I remember seeing belle vue there that season. Watching the home and away riders helping the track staff pick stock Car debris off the circuit before racing could start has always stayed with me!

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I remember seeing belle vue there that season. Watching the home and away riders helping the track staff pick stock Car debris off the circuit before racing could start has always stayed with me!

 

Sadly thats a sight i have seen repeatedly at Stoke, Kings Lynn & Mildenhall over the years

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Sadly thats a sight i have seen repeatedly at Stoke, Kings Lynn & Mildenhall over the years

stoke is a venue I try to avoid, but I have seen it plenty of times at mildenhall & lynn.

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stoke is a venue I try to avoid, but I have seen it plenty of times at mildenhall & lynn.

Try to avoid.....

 

No chance in hell of me going to Stoke until the comedians running Stoke sell up and let someone else take the Speedway on

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I remember seeing belle vue there that season. Watching the home and away riders helping the track staff pick stock Car debris off the circuit before racing could start has always stayed with me!

 

Maybe I should have said well prepared when we got the chance. I do recall Jan O and many others putting hours of hard work in up there as you have described.

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Would there be fans of speedway that don't support Coventry be tempted to come to Leicester on a Sunday afternoon?

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Would there be fans of speedway that don't support Coventry be tempted to come to Leicester on a Sunday afternoon?

I would if I lived in the Midlands. Being an ex Wimbledon fan, I attend every meeting as a neutral.
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How does this topic prove anything. 90 percent of speedway fans I know, either don't know about this forum or have no interest in using it. All this topic shows is there is 20 or so Bees fans proving they are not fans.

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How does this topic prove anything. 90 percent of speedway fans I know, either don't know about this forum or have no interest in using it. All this topic shows is there is 20 or so Bees fans proving they are not fans.

Rubbish so I'm not a fan 58 years following the Bees and now some one tells me I am not a fan so what constitutes being a fan in your opinion?

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Has the Coventry promotion done any market research to establish how many people will watch their team at Leicester?

 

Some initial work would help them see if there is a 'base' crowd which would sustain NL racing.

 

Of course, you cannot guarantee people will go but I'm sure a bit of work on social media, plus using their friends at the Coventry Observer, would be a worthwhile exercise.

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Has the Coventry promotion done any market research to establish how many people will watch their team at Leicester?

 

Some initial work would help them see if there is a 'base' crowd which would sustain NL racing.

 

Of course, you cannot guarantee people will go but I'm sure a bit of work on social media, plus using their friends at the Coventry Observer, would be a worthwhile exercise.

The observer done a poll to see who would go to Leicester and who would not on the Scs Facebook page I think it was 80% said they would not go

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The observer done a poll to see who would go to Leicester and who would not on the Scs Facebook page I think it was 80% said they would not go

Thanks. 80% saying they wouldn't go is a very worrying figure.

 

However, it might be worth Coventry trying to get some feedback from non-forum folk and those not on social media

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