September 26th, 2005, 13:49
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I heard that there were a few problems from the ticketmaster tickets for the CORR event and the seats, did anyone buy tickets from ticketmaster and if so, are they necessary or do you recommend buying on site? Also, were they checking tickets for seating arrangements, thanks.
September 26th, 2005 13:49
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September 26th, 2005, 14:19
I bought for this Sunday through Ticketmaster and had no problem. For $50 a seat they better be doing something about getting the seats we paid for.
September 26th, 2005, 14:26
I bought on site for yesterday's race. The stands were only 25% full, so it was easy to move to a better seat. We should be ashamed if the stands are not more full next weekend. The venue and races were both outstanding.
September 26th, 2005, 16:14
I was surprised too how many people weren't there. It was kind of an embarrassing view, there were some die-hard Patowatomi fans from Wisconsin sitting behind me, they had an annoying horn but as far as they traveled it didn't really bother me that much. Besides the $7 beers I had a great time.
Personally a flat fee of $25 a ticket and $4 beers and I would have spent a whole lot more, it's kind of hard to keep a beer buzz going at $7 a beer. One thing for sure, they had PLENTY of port-a-potties, way more than any NASCAR event I've been to at least.
September 26th, 2005, 16:24
I ordered a ticket package through ticketmaster, as well as tickets friday night. We had the tickets e-mailed and 5 minutes later printed them out and we were good to go. No problems here.
Live Fast....Die Slow
September 26th, 2005, 16:31
I too was surprised there wasnt more people there. The Baldwins put on a HUGE event for us here in so cal. and I thank them for their effort. Lets show up in force next weekend and I think you will agree the racing is pretty awesome. If the beers were $3 nobody would remember the racing action the next day or they would be in one of the many portapoties relieving themselves, so lets help these short course get going here out west .
September 26th, 2005, 17:41
Buy your tickets at the gates and save the Ticketmaster fees. Buy the cheap seats and sit anywhere and bring your own beer, but bring a cup to take into the stands, no beer bottles or beer cans allowed in the stands. Softdrinks are OK. Whatever you do, be sure to go!
Ramsey El Wardani
Smarter Than Dirt!
One Man Racing
September 26th, 2005, 18:22
At Crandon you can bring in your own coolers full of ice and buy beer for $25 a case; thats the way they do it in Wisconsin!
Sickrick, and the Displaced Desert Racers.
Not sick in that "extreme" kind of way, its more of a weak stomach thing.
September 26th, 2005, 18:27
I was also surprised that there were not more people attending,where were all these die hard off road fans? It makes me wonder if California really is the "off road capital of the world" like the announcer was saying. Mickey Thompson use to get 50-75 thousand people per night, You could not of asked for better racing anywhere,the only difference between Crandon and here was the fans didnt support this event. Maybe next week everybody will dig deep and spend a few bucks to support the sport,yea maybe $30-50 was a little steep,but look at what you got for it,go to Disneyland or Sea World and would have spent twice that. If I was Jim Baldwin I would be thinking hard about taken the show where it is more appreciated and people will support it.The venue,drivers, trucks& buggys ,show, entertaiment,action,seating,parking,food,displays were the best you could ask for.We have one more weekend to show this is what we want for So Cal or Western United states for that matter.Thanks to everybody who attended Im sure you feel the same way I do.
September 26th, 2005, 18:46
While I agree that perhaps that the ticket prices were a little too steep (for comparison, typical CORR tickets are $12-20 - but that is to sit on the grass and not grandstands), something like this takes time. A lot of people didn't know what CORR was and once the word gets out and embedded in the Southern California lexicon, I think you will start to see more people. This was the first event and the Baldwin's realistic target was half capacity which they just fell short of. All in all they were pleased with the turnout.