SMX: How many seats will there be filled!

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10/5/2016 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2016 12:14 PM

The Supermotocross in Germany this Saturday at the VELTINS-Arena is very hyped by Youthstream. But will they have a packed house? It's already clear that they won't use all tribunes and seats. And if we look at the pictures then the stadium is at the moment configured at 45.000 seats and 17.000 standing places. But with already one tribune after that big black cloth, I ask myself: how many people do they expect? And will this, like MXLarge tells us, be the 'Race of the Century' or will it be the 'Fail of the century'?



PS: If they convert the standing places to seats it becomes a stadium from about 54000 seats.

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10/5/2016 12:31 PM

Not much. 100 euro for a ticket is way to much!! I live one hour from the stadion but were not going.

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10/5/2016 12:35 PM

Half full if that.

SX should stay in America in my opinion

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10/5/2016 12:36 PM

I doubt it will be failure, I think it will be a nice event with good racing. I wouldn't however be surprised if there is going to be alot of empty seats. I don't think there will be alot of people traveling there like they do for MXoN, so I believe it will be mainly Germans in the stands. I have no idea how many spectators there are usualy at an ADAC Supercross, so maybe someone could fill in on that one since I think that could give a bit of an indication.

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10/5/2016 12:38 PM

If they count like in Glen Helen, there may be 87.000 people.

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10/5/2016 12:39 PM

Bidirella wrote:

Not much. 100 euro for a ticket is way to much!! I live one hour from the stadion but were not going.

Is this so? 100 euro?

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10/5/2016 12:42 PM

Bidirella wrote:

Not much. 100 euro for a ticket is way to much!! I live one hour from the stadion but were not going.

kongols wrote:

Is this so? 100 euro?

50€ for cheapest tickets and 100€ for best

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10/5/2016 1:16 PM

there will be around 2000 visitors and about 500 vip's and thats if they r lucky. No way in hell someone would pay 50-100 euro for that race the average family would be in a los of 200-400 euro if they would like to get in to see it + food + hotel + travel cost its a 1000 euro weekend for family's. There is just not enough people that can mis that kind of money these days the average pay of a normal household is around 3000€/month that minus the average cost of living in europe so there is maybe 200-300 euro left over each month so thats saving money for a rainy day or in case of emergency

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10/5/2016 1:41 PM

At least 10 will be there

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10/5/2016 1:58 PM

SJK wrote:

If they count like in Glen Helen, there may be 87.000 people.

That there made me laughlaughing

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10/5/2016 2:06 PM

Bidirella wrote:

Not much. 100 euro for a ticket is way to much!! I live one hour from the stadion but were not going.

kongols wrote:

Is this so? 100 euro?

SJK wrote:

50€ for cheapest tickets and 100€ for best

For the Stockholm SX the very same weekend the most expensive ticket goes for $ 175.

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10/5/2016 2:09 PM

Bercy SX tickets range from $ 55 to $ 200

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10/5/2016 2:12 PM

And there are just 18 riders?

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10/5/2016 2:12 PM

Geneva SX $60 - $ 100.

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10/5/2016 2:14 PM

kongols wrote:

Is this so? 100 euro?

SJK wrote:

50€ for cheapest tickets and 100€ for best

line-up wrote:

For the Stockholm SX the very same weekend the most expensive ticket goes for $ 175.

Those are VIP packets. Regular tickets are $ 32-89

VIP packets for SMX are 200-400€

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10/5/2016 2:15 PM

And I forgot at Lille (former Bercy SX) they cover half of the stadium with a black curtain

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10/5/2016 2:15 PM

Rowlands wrote:

Half full if that.

SX should stay in America in my opinion

Why?

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10/5/2016 2:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2016 2:17 PM

Robgvx wrote:

And there are just 18 riders?

Counted 4 times is 72 riders barring injuries and mechanical's

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10/5/2016 2:19 PM

Robgvx wrote:

And there are just 18 riders?

500guy wrote:

Counted 4 times is 72 riders barring injuries and mechanical's

Plus three wild card riders and fifty 125 cc two stroke riders

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10/5/2016 2:45 PM

SJK wrote:

Plus three wild card riders and fifty 125 cc two stroke riders

Fifty guys in for that Yamaha cup thing? I thought there were like 20.

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10/5/2016 2:52 PM

Rowlands wrote:

Half full if that.

SX should stay in America in my opinion

Park Boys wrote:

Why?

Probably something to do with Brexit

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10/5/2016 3:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2016 3:04 PM

500guy wrote:

Counted 4 times is 72 riders barring injuries and mechanical's

SJK wrote:

Plus three wild card riders and fifty 125 cc two stroke riders

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

Fifty guys in for that Yamaha cup thing? I thought there were like 20.

30 for Yamaha cup and 20 for general 125cc cup race

EDIT: Yamaha cup riders have semis and lcq before night show, but in other classes everyone is in for nightshow

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10/5/2016 3:11 PM

Looks like there is one USA rider going for that 125cc SMX European Championship also https://www.instagram.com/colton815/

13 different nationalities all together.

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10/6/2016 2:51 AM

SMX superpole promo

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10/6/2016 4:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/6/2016 4:18 AM

Race of the century? Don't make me laugh please. This is a farce, at best. People who are going and believe that guys like Dungey or Musquin will give 100% of effort in a race that means nothing to anyone but YouthStream itself, should consider loving another sport.

This is just a moneygrabbing event. Don't fool yourselves and visit a local race instead.

Edit:
A sign ticket sale doesn't work out as planned:

"As a special offer anyone who buys a ticket to the Monster Energy SMX Riders’ Cup will receive FREE admission to one of the world’s most popular motorcycle exhibitions ‘INTERMOT’ which will be taking place less than one hour away, in Cologne, Germany"

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10/6/2016 4:30 AM

I think this race is pretty important for manufacturers and they would like their riders to represent well!

Most likely Dungey and Musquin doesn't need to give 100% and they could still be pretty competitive.

Wondering what kind of factory bonuses are on the line? I would assume that at least same than regular SX race.

So then winner would get 50.000 from Youthstream and 100.000 from manufacturer, so it's pretty decent payday.

And even if Dungey and Musquin wouldn't be so interested in that, there is plenty of others willing to give 100% and more for that kind of reward.

It's a little bit different story compered for example to MXoN where people go to ride for free. And even there most people are willing to give their all and more...

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10/6/2016 4:43 AM

I think the riders in general will give 100%. That's what racers do. They race. Anything less and you might lose focus leading to a crash/injury. I don't think they will take unnecessary chances but I think they will give 100%. That's what professionals do.

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10/6/2016 4:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/6/2016 5:08 AM

I'm not talking about focus. I'm talking about risk when trying to make a pass. No one is going to take the risk to injure themselves and destroy their prep for the next season.

Are there any bonuses? Has anyone even read something about that? Maybe by the manufacturers, but don't get your hopes up. I doubt that there are Japanese who have difficulties to sleep at night wondering if their brand will do good at this so called "race of the century".

Face it, MX will remain a small sport seen worldwide in the eyes of the manufacturers.



And it's not a race. It's a show.

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10/6/2016 6:13 AM

I'm sure Youthstream won't be the one to suffer financially if this flops.

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10/6/2016 6:41 AM

mx is far more popular in the east and south of germany, so if not alot of people from the netherlands or belgium come, it will be half full if they are lucky.

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