It looks as if this year will be a good one to visit your favorite NASCAR track to watch a race live and in person.
The February 15 Daytona 500 only has about 110,000 tickets sold out of 168,000. Backstretch prices are now priced the same a in 1995 at $55, down from $99. They were sold out at this time last year.
Darlington has tickets as low as $35 for the Southern 500. Talladega has 20,000 seats for $40, Richmond is “restructuring” prices on about 18k seats, and Atlanta is offering a payment plan option. Even Bristol, BRISTOL for goodness sake, isn’t sold out and is offering season tickets for the first time since 1996.
On a positive note, tracks with one race and moderate capacity are doing fine.
Let’s hope we get over the half a million layoffs a month, and soon.
You can read a detailed report here: Daytona 500 not immune from recession’s squeeze