Sept.08 – Stefano Domenicali Ferrari team principal says about the high ticket price in F1, the organisers pay a very high fee to Mr. Ecclestone’s company and they can only recover from that if they keep ticket prices high. And he is aware that the problem must be addressed sooner rather than later.
“The cost of the tickets is a barrier that prevents people from getting closer to the action. However, at the moment the organisers pay a very high fee to Mr Ecclestone’s company and they can only recover from that if they keep ticket prices high. Domenicali said during Wednesday’s FOTA Fans Forum in Milan
“As I’m sure you already know the Concorde Agreement is due to expire in 2012 and ticket prices are one of the items on our agenda for the new one. There are two things that we’re interested in: we need revenues so that we can invest further, but we also need to have lots of fans lining the tracks.
“The same is true in soccer. Without supporters in the stadium, it changes the experience entirely. F1 needs to be more accessible. It needs to get closer to the younger generations in the ways that it operates. F1 has a big following from people aged 30 – 50, but we need to attract teenagers as well. We will not succeed if we’re not careful.
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