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      11-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by yakev724 View Post
Yes, and the BBC pre-Race mentioned how even at those prices it was difficult to get much of the local population involved. Maybe raffling off a part of the tickets would be a good idea.
Thanks. The problem was the tiered pricing structure. All the cheap tickets (<$100) were sold out. However, all the grandstand tickets were at least $250, which in India is unheard of. There are enough people that can afford it, believe me - one visit to an upscale Delhi mall (where everything is 1.5-2x the price of things here in the States) will convince you of that. The problem is convincing people to spend that kind of money on a weekend of racing instead of on cricket or the movies or something else.