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    what if they gave a track meet and nobody came?
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    see Guardian story now linked on home page; supposedly only 50,000 seats sold for the entirety of the WC.

    I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!
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    Sounds like a potential title for a cover story.
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    There could be zero people in the stadium other than Coe and his cronies and he would still call these WCs a huge success. I'd bet the "success stories" have already been written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    see Guardian story now linked on home page; supposedly only 50,000 seats sold for the entirety of the WC.

    I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!
    Thatís 5000 per session! does that mean they let in a bunch of students for free to make it seem like it isnít as empty ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tm71 View Post
    Thatís 5000 per session! does that mean they let in a bunch of students for free to make it seem like it isnít as empty ?

    Yeah....and close the upper section....

    Not surprising....as noted...but still I didn't think it would be this bad....
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    the good news, if you're there, is that you can probably wander around the stadium and sit by whatever field event you want to focus on at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    the good news, if you're there, is that you can probably wander around the stadium and sit by whatever field event you want to focus on at the time.
    Other than the embarrassment of hosting the most sparsely attended WC ever, they may be ecstatic with the lack of crowds. Makes everything easier. They also probably don't care about the lack of revenue.
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    the good news, if you're there, is that you can probably wander around the stadium and sit by whatever field event you want to focus on at the time.
    Shades of my first Oly Trials, 1984 in the LA Coliseum.
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    I reckon most of those 50,000 are Ethiopian workers.
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    Just a few days ago there were still ads 'popping-up' on the Athletics Weekly website for stadium tickets in Doha. I suspect there will be fewer Brits going out to Doha than further-flung WCs in places like Daegu, Osaka and Edmonton (and probably Eugene in 2021).
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