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  • Reunification Ticket Surcharge

    I know it's just a joke at this point but some westside Indianapolis residents are hearing a planned Indianapolis 500 ticket price increase being referred to as a "reunification surcharge". I guess that $30M has to come from somewhere. I don't know if there is any truth to this or not.

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    It has been a few years since ticket prices were increased. I would think that a price increase would happen this year.

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    • #3
      If you compare Indy 500 ticket prices to other major motorsport tickets you will find Indy tickets are quite a bit cheaper.

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      • #4
        The money came from not having F1 renew for the coming years...
        --Paul Dalbey
        (the poster formerly known as 'pdalbey')

        Different men, from vastly different backgrounds, focused on the same goal – a white line painted on a yard of brick 500 miles ahead.

        http://Fieldof33.com

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        • #5
          No, F1 was a losing proposition.
          "We are all speeding toward our deaths at 60 minutes an hour." Sid Collins on Race Day, 1964

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          • #6
            Originally posted by IndyDog
            No, F1 was a losing proposition.
            Yes, but not having to pay the fees and expense associated with the F1 race has freed up some cash.
            Doctorindy.com

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            • #7
              I hope the prices don't go up. Higher ticket price + $4 a gallon gas = smaller crowd.

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              • #8
                How about doing what every other sport does and charge based on how close you are to the action? Row A should cost the same as Row QQ.
                No weather forecasts are ever guaranteed, even if confidence level is high. Even a 99% probability will miss 1% of the time. That's the best anybody can do when predicting highly complex events.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MillerFresh4
                  I hope the prices don't go up. Higher ticket price + $4 a gallon gas = smaller crowd.
                  IMO, if an extra $40-$50 is breaking a vacation, then that person's budget is waaaay too tight.
                  The transformation is complete. The Indy 500 is the only IndyCar race that matters.

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                  • #10
                    While I agree that the Indy 500 is affordable, and a price increase is inevitable, I think that they should tread carefully. Inflation on basic goods is a problem, and if prices go up too much many people will indeed stay home. With that in mind, I suggest: raising ticket prices in the turns and the front-stretch by $5-15. Eliminating reserved seating on the back stretch stand that is currently mostly empty and making it general admission. Keeping GA price at $20. Make GA price $10 for anybody under 18, over 65, or in the military (actually military GA should be free, just my view). That's a good way to attract families to the race, and build new fans. The reality is that the damage from the split isn't going to be undone overnight. It's going to take a while to build new fans.

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