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Are Tickets necessary to enjoy the world championships?(4 posts)

Are Tickets necessary to enjoy the world championships?SeanKellys-reincarnate
Sep 28, 2003 8:11 PM
To anyone who is planning on watching the worlds in Hamilton this month...

the web site .. (and even a person with whom i was able to get on the phone) is quite vague about this.. and for the life of me i cannot figure out if it is necessary to buy tickets to view the race.. or will the majority of the course be open for free..

I don't need a grand stand and a big tv screen (which a costly ticket will provide) but i do need to see the riders climbing and i would love to have the freedom to roam the course from hill to hill ..

the thing is each hill has a grandstand along it, or seems to require a ticket to access...
common sense has me thinking that it will be a dissappointly small crowd if every spectator is forced to pay 50 bucks or more

sigh~..

has anyone figured this out yet?

see ya there i hope
joe
re: Are Tickets necessary to enjoy the world championships?rufus
Sep 28, 2003 8:23 PM
.i don't know how many hills there are along the course, but i know that there's a grandstand at the biggest one, and the start finish. you need a ticket to be in the grandstands. elsewhere, you can view for free. whether this eliminates all the good views for the climbs, i don't know.
For the climbs, YES.Doc Hollywood
Sep 29, 2003 5:16 AM
If you want ot watch any of the climbs, tickets will be necessary. Claremont and Bckett will only be accessable to ticket holders. A SILVER ticket is needed. The week pass is $83 Canadien or roughly $65.

I emailed the Ticket Czar at the Worlds and that was his response.

www.hamilton2003.com
It's all about the moneyboneman
Sep 29, 2003 1:36 PM
Try charging for tickets on the hills in Europe during the World's, or for any race for that matter, and you'll get lynched.

Hey it's North America and they're exercising the supply and demand rule. Plenty of people will ante up, unfortunately.