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I see the Government have said today that if the data allows at the time sports venues  can reopen on May 17th. That is with a limit related to the capacity of the venue. I take that as good news for Speedway, as only some of our announced fixtures needing to be rearranged.

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Good news.. it is about time....

however as with this pandemic...nothing is set in stone..

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The only thing that could allow an earlier start is for Speedway to be included in some test event capacity.......

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Both realistic and manageable, but we may yet be overtaken by events.

It should be relatively straight forward for most teams to simply postpone the first couple of meetings. I imagine that the 1000 or 50% limit will mean that we continue to have admission by pre-purchased ticket.

Aside from unforseen setbacks the biggest unknown is how much of a relaxation there will be on international travel restrictions.

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Very good news

Some events last Autumn were pilot events so we may see a bit of action before May 17.

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Be careful...what’s the interpretation of .?...” If successful, "up to 10,000 people or 25% of total seated capacity, whichever is lower" will be allowed in stadiums for sporting events, but not before 17 May.“

If a speedway club has only enough seats for 150-200 ( about the norm at a lot of tracks ) then 25% of that is not viable.

Im sure there will be other twists and turns but I hope that is not a hardened fact type statement.

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5 minutes ago, Fortythirtyeight said:

Be careful...what’s the interpretation of .?...” If successful, "up to 10,000 people or 25% of total seated capacity, whichever is lower" will be allowed in stadiums for sporting events, but not before 17 May.“

If a speedway club has only enough seats for 150-200 ( about the norm at a lot of tracks ) then 25% of that is not viable.

Im sure there will be other twists and turns but I hope that is not a hardened fact type statement.

50 % or 4000 capacity.

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25 minutes ago, Fortythirtyeight said:

Be careful...what’s the interpretation of .?...” If successful, "up to 10,000 people or 25% of total seated capacity, whichever is lower" will be allowed in stadiums for sporting events, but not before 17 May.“

If a speedway club has only enough seats for 150-200 ( about the norm at a lot of tracks ) then 25% of that is not viable.

Im sure there will be other twists and turns but I hope that is not a hardened fact type statement.

You are discussing the wrong part of the statement.

League Speedway will be governed by the 50% or 4000, whichever is lower. Which would be fine for most except a 'bumper' bank holiday crowd

Cardiff would be a different matter ... perhaps July will be under different rules ?

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Every venue will have a maximum capacity set by the Health & Safety exec.

Clubs will know exactly what that is and plan accordingly.

So pleased that Poole have not scheduled any home meetings til end May - the only question being will any of their 3 scheduled early May away meetings be able to take place?

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45 minutes ago, Grand Central said:

You are discussing the wrong part of the statement.

League Speedway will be governed by the 50% or 4000, whichever is lower. Which would be fine for most except a 'bumper' bank holiday crowd

Cardiff would be a different matter ... perhaps July will be under different rules ?

Welsh rules

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1 hour ago, old bob at herne bay said:

Who has ever seen a published figure for the "capacity" of any UK speedway stadium    ???  (NOT the Rugby Stadium in Wales)

I was absolute shocked by this but Dale Allitt a couple of weeks ago said King's Lynn's capacity was 10,465. This is not a typo, 10,465 :o:o

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Berwick Rangers(Bandits) has a capacity of 4,099.

According to Wiki.

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