F1 » Forget NASCAR, football could move 2013 USGP


The University of Texas has called for a change of date for the 2013 US Grand Prix as it conflicts with one of its biggest college football games.

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ratchet69

November 22, 2012 9:44 AM
Last Edited 699 days ago

Quote. “We're going to do everything in our power to make it a 2:30 game, so our fans can get in and out without having to stay in a hotel,” UT deputy athletic director Butch Worley said, “We'd do all we could to make that happen. The Big 12 understands the issue.” Unquote.

This would NEVER happen in F1. The organisers themselves having some thought for the cost, to the fans, of following their sport.
The only 'issue' with F1 is "How much do you think the mugs will be prepared to pay for this?" Then they add 10%, just to make sure.
Does anyone know how the cost of a ticket, to one of these football finals costs, compared to an entrance ticket to the Grand Prix.
Perhaps F1's greed is on the verge of pricing it out of the market in a world that is in financial crisis.
The American love Gridiron football, the're not sure about Bernie's F1 visiting circus yet. The FIA need to bear this in mind when setting the calendar.

Craig was here - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 11:27 AM

I think it was a mistake for F1 to go back to america, I mean they have Nascar and Indycar, those are their main interest but when it comes to F1 the american's just don't find it interestinG, I understand the idea of going there coz america has a large market and alot of companies that could sponsor it just like i see the need for F1 to go to india coz it has the second largest population in the world and is an emerging super power but india atleast have an interest in F1 while americans don't, i don't think theyll move the date because Bernie knows that there not going to get massive numbers whatever happens coz they just aren't popular in america.

specsavers - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 1:35 PM

@owen

The Indy 500 gets crowds of around 250,000 on race day sunday alone and some Nascar events can cater for 150,000 just on race day ( Daytona, Teaxs, Bristol Charlotte and others) so no it wasnt the bigest crowd at an American sporting event

Floyd - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 2:07 PM

Whilst I've been an F1 fan for 40 plus years, I decided to watch the Final race of the Nascar season live as would be more exciting and entertaining, then I watched the F1 on replay later. I'm glad I made the right choice.

marcus - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 2:11 PM

I've watched some Indycar races this season with empty grandstands, not including Indy 500 I think the USGP weekend had more spectators than Indycar had all season combined. But it must be much easier to move a football game than an F1 race if they thinks its a problem?

richard

November 22, 2012 2:27 PM

this being the first even in austin , ensured a large crowd. i am not sure of the capacity, but the place was not full. well attended ok, but not full.

but the real feeling will be seen next year or the year after . will the americans stand the exorbitant prices for ONE f1 race per year? probably not. but i would expect a larger turnout for motogp.

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