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Belle Vue vs Wolves - Ko Cup - 7th May 18 12pm

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2 hours ago, geoff58 said:

crowd will be healthy for sure swindon have there own financial problems has reported by rosco and the fantasy new stadium not appearing from 3 years since the farewell meeting !! also couldn't afford to keep doyle this season !! let's see who is the best team around 9-30pm on monday night perhaps some swindon fans could make the journey up to swell the crowd ? 

 

A statement that is mostly a load of rollocks

Edited by A ORLOV

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9 hours ago, Halifaxtiger said:

Huge crowd for this meeting. That suggests that the reason Belle Vue isn't booming is start time and weather.

I think its fair to say that if all tracks had Belle Vue's quality of racing and presentation speedway would be attracting more fans than it does.

Bank Holiday meetings have always attracted huge crowds. One offs, just going out for the day etc.

Is it fair to say? Peterborough, Scunthorpe two other tracks that constantly get praised for their racing... hardly pack in the crowds though.

Peterborough did not so long back.. when they had a very good team.

Winning teams bring the crowds in more than the racing.. that's the case whether the sport is booming or in decline.

Edited to add: But both is better!

Edited by BWitcher

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On 12/5/2018 at 5:58 AM, Halifaxtiger said:

I don't think that's true, Steve. Isle of Wight's gates have increased season on season and that's largely through word of mouth about just how good the experience is.

And therein lies the problem. Unless it is a good experience - and, let's face it, frequently it isn't - they aren't going to come back. 

Get the product right - and this isn't just about what happens on track - and you might stand a chance.

A good point.

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On ‎12‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 2:31 PM, BWitcher said:

Bank Holiday meetings have always attracted huge crowds. One offs, just going out for the day etc.

Is it fair to say? Peterborough, Scunthorpe two other tracks that constantly get praised for their racing... hardly pack in the crowds though.

Peterborough did not so long back.. when they had a very good team.

Winning teams bring the crowds in more than the racing.. that's the case whether the sport is booming or in decline.

Edited to add: But both is better!

You're right about bank holidays but the contrast between that attendance and last night's is a stark one. Its possible that there were 5 times as many people against Wolverhampton, suggesting that the day meetings are held has a huge impact on gates.

Personally, Monday nights are bad for me simply due to the fact that I work the following day and need to wake up at 5am. Its not that far away, but given the propensity for motorway diversions its simply too late.

Fridays, and given the stunning racing, I'd be buying a season ticket (as would Mr Tatum if he lived locally).

You're also right about winning teams but what you have to consider is what the attendances at Scunthorpe(in particular) would be if the racing was rubbish. Based upon personal experience in past seasons (first meeting there this yearfor me on Friday) I'd have a guess that half the crowd are Scunny fans and the other half are there for the quality of the speedway.

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