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Silverstone won't consider cutting crowd numbers

"The decisions we had to make were very tough," Phillips told Sky Sports News on Monday, "But if we hadn't of made them, yesterday wouldn't have gone ahead and that would have been catastrophic for the fans for the event and for the business."

"We've maintained the capacity, we've increased it a bit recently, but basically we've managed the capacity over the last few years. In the future, we'd love to be able to increase the capacity but, as this weekend's proven, there's got to be some good background grounds in place to be able to do that."

As ever, the cost of improvements needs to be funded, and Phillips has already made it clear that Silverstone will not be putting hand in pocket for the full amount, despite the desire to 'put more roadways in [and] sort out the campsites'.

Silverstone will shortly be issuing communications to advise on next steps for those fans who experienced difficulties over the weekend.




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Maroc - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 8:35 PM

I have no idea what this guy is on about, I went there all three days and didn't see any improvements for the fans at all, It was shambolic for all three days, He can brag all he likes about 80,000 fans on friday 90,000 Sat and 127,000 Sunday, only he knows the real numbers and he ain't going to broadcast it.The conditions at the track on Friday was the same as the conditions on Sunday for the fans and we still have to pay these extortionate fees to see our sport.

Mic - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 5:11 PM

Sunday was a great day out and very happy to see Mark win. The tickets however are getting too expensive, and it took me at least 2 1/2 hours to get out though so I won't be going next year even if the weather is better



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