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Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg - Ipswich v Swindon - 15/10

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8 minutes ago, mickthemuppet said:

In the late 1980's on a sunday stock car  world championship final meeting there was 15.500 there which was higher than at Wimbledon with a Boris Becker tennis final

Interesting. What actual stock car formula was holding a world championship?

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9 hours ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

 

I was being conservative!

As Baldy states it could hold a lot lot more.

The main back straight stand holds 3500 alone - how many spaces do you see? There is then the concrete terracing that was 10 deep right round bends 1 and 2 as well as along the back straight below the stand and not forgetting the home straight stand

Now you've got me thinking I'm edging towards 4500 :t:

 

8 hours ago, Bagpuss said:

It’s pretty clear that folk who haven’t been to the Foxhole before just don’t appreciate how big a bowl it is. 

To be fair it is a sizeable stadium and i was expecting someone to come back with c12k for the capacity, perhaps I was deceived but I just didn't think it was 1/3 full, especially as a third of the stadium wasn't in use. 

I'm not convinced that stand hold 3500, is that definite? i can see it being 3500 seats across the 2 large stands but 1 wasn't in use.

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11 minutes ago, The Weasel said:

 

To be fair it is a sizeable stadium and i was expecting someone to come back with c12k for the capacity, perhaps I was deceived but I just didn't think it was 1/3 full, especially as a third of the stadium wasn't in use. 

I'm not convinced that stand hold 3500, is that definite? i can see it being 3500 seats across the 2 large stands but 1 wasn't in use.

Each stand holds 1500 apparently

Taken from Spedeworths own site

Foxhall International Raceway is situated off the A12 to Yarmouth. The track is a 382 metre tarmac oval and is the fastest and largest track that Spedeworth promotes. The track has a steel cable fence above an armco covered concrete wall. Foxhall Heath is the home to many of the major championships offered by Spedeworth, including the National Banger World Final and the National Hot Rod World Championship at the annual Spedeweekend event. The facilities at Foxhall include a covered seated grandstand and concrete stepped terracing, as well as our 2 new fantastic 1,500 seater grandstands on the back straight.

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I'm heading out now for the 2nd leg but wanted to post this before I go......I'm not looking to knock the Ipswich support just trying to validate my own opinion, I'd have said there was 2-2500 there which ins't a bad a crowd at all and I'm not sure Swindon will get that tonight, it's just a sad sign of the times when 2500 is deemed to be an incredible crowd.

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