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The only motor sport interests listed are the owners of the likes of Silverstone and Goodwood. No speedway included as far as I can tell.

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42 minutes ago, Mike.Butler said:

doesn't look ike it unless the greyhound people are passing some on..

Speedway not an "Elite" sport then? 

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3 hours ago, mikebv said:

Speedway not an "Elite" sport then? 

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Speedway is more invisible than Elite. How many people actually know what it is.

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17 minutes ago, cityrebel said:

Speedway is more invisible than Elite. How many people actually know what it is.

They should have got going last season when the Level 7 non league football teams got the go ahead.. 

600 fans max wouldnt have been far off a usual crowd for many teams and more than usual for some..

Maybe could have charged a few quid more as well given the circumstances..?

Many fans would have supported that increase given the situation I would have thought, just to see some 'live' Speedway.

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2 minutes ago, mikebv said:

They should have got going last season when the Level 7 non league football teams got the go ahead.. 

600 fans max wouldnt have been far off a usual crowd for many teams and more than usual for some..

Maybe could have charged a few quid more as well given the circumstances..?

Many fans would have supported that increase given the situation I would have thought, just to see some 'live' Speedway.

I totally agree with you. I saw 4 live speedway meetings last season,  compared to 24 non league football matches in the same period. I had the will, but very few tracks wanted my money.

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The problem isn't the number of spectators, it's the size of the stadium to allow social distancing.

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19 minutes ago, tyretrax said:

The problem isn't the number of spectators, it's the size of the stadium to allow social distancing.

I've been to quite a few non league games recently where the attendance was around the 600 mark. Amateur sport has different rules to so called Elite sports like speedway, where a 600 turn out would be classed as a good crowd at some venues.

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But if there's not enough room then it wouldn't have been 600. You could get 600 into Berwick whereas you couldn't at Glasgow.

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Nowhere can I find a full list of the 11 sports to be helped except that the Times hewspaper stated that they are winter sports, however can basketball and  netball be so described?

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23 hours ago, Bagpuss said:

A £300m rescue package covering eleven professional sports has been announced, other than both rugby codes, basketball and netball I can’t find details in the sports covered, I wonder if speedway will be one of the beneficiaries? 

The package provides compensation for the sports covered /operating from December to March 2021. 

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10 hours ago, Knowle said:

 however can basketball and  netball be so described?

Yes. The basketball season in uk has just started. 

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So Speedway "Elite" to not allow crowds in but not "Elite" enough to be given any money... can't say I'm surprised, as a sole director employee running my own company I've also been totally stitched up by the government!

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16 minutes ago, iainb said:

So Speedway "Elite" to not allow crowds in but not "Elite" enough to be given any money... can't say I'm surprised, as a sole director employee running my own company I've also been totally stitched up by the government!

The money being provided to sporting organisations  is as a loan to cover some loss of earnings for sports (for now) operating between Dec 2020 & March of next year. 
Consequently there is no point in a speedway club applying for a loan to cover a period when no significant income would be expected from live meetings. Cricket would be another example of a sport that does not meet the criteria. 

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Its a Winter bail-out fund covering November 2020 to March 2021. Speedway like Cricket doesn't run in the Winter!!

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