As much as Clubs get a shredding when a meeting doesn’t deliver to expectations on whatever front, I think Gisborne should be pretty happy with that meeting. Yes there will always be things someone thinks could have been done better but in general that was a well run meeting. And a lot of it was just getting the little details right To keep the paying fans happy, because the racing and SNZ calls are what they are.
# good info on website of the timings for the weekend. # the option to pre purchase tickets in town to save queuing at the gate. # parking management worked fine # strict 3pm entry into the public seating area - including crews. # food, toilets etc all no issue. # commentators did well given the slow and/or changing points. # Track surface seemed pretty good. Few holes but not like a lip that popped lots of tyres. # in general the whole venue looked tidy and well kept. Obviously been a few working bees with lawnmowers and linetrimmers!
The Club have also done a good job with things like using one specific colour as their brand ie on signage, Staff Uniforms etc. all adds to the professionalism.
The only thing that would have been good -but know it’s a cost thing - would have been a big screen.
But all in all I think all their planning and work paid off to deliver a good meeting, that means people would be happy To come back next time - because for a lot of people it’s a big commitment travel cost wise.
20th Season on the Mic I couldn't agree more about the use of a big screen. The added dimension to the overall show would be huge but may be logistically impossible to achieve at some tracks??
NO its not ... The perceived cost v reward is.
There are plenty of other options to keep the fans engaged BUT track will catch up with other sports in 10 Years.
20th Season on the Mic What are the other options? and do you have any approx Big Screen costings?. A big screen doesn't pull in any extra fans to the Stadium so wouldn't increase revenue but IMO is a must.
A big screen would be great at every track but can't see it happening for many. I have been told by someone in the palmy club that it costs well over $1000 every time they turn the big screen on at palmy - that's a huge cost. The meeting in Gizzy was great, my only issue were the drunks! We did have a laugh about the sign at the entry saying this is an alcohol and smoke free venue, yet it seemed every second person had a beer or RTD in their hand. I must admit, when the commentators announced on the second night that there would be a booze bus down the road after the meeting the drinking seemed to slow down! We love travelling to Gisborne for speedway, it's so unique and different to any other track in the country.