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  • gh
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    I hear there's already a long line at the ticket window for Doha '10! :-)

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  • nevetsllim
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    Originally posted by Vencio
    has anybody succeeded in buying tickets for this independently (not through a tour agent)

    i tried the website - it provides an e-mail address and my message was returned undelivered. i have tried googling and searching on the web but found nothing. are tickets still available? how can i buy?

    thanks!
    I had no problems. I sent an e-mail via that address and got a very quick response.

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    has anybody succeeded in buying tickets for this independently (not through a tour agent)

    i tried the website - it provides an e-mail address and my message was returned undelivered. i have tried googling and searching on the web but found nothing. are tickets still available? how can i buy?

    thanks!

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  • mump boy
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    Originally posted by bennyg
    Little advert for Centresport, I note.

    I have been to a number of world class level meets with Dave Barnetts Track and Field Tours and we have always had excellent seats, including ,of blessed memory, great seats in Tokyo at WC91, on the finish line and low down, and some great seats at Paris 2003, to name but 2 meets.

    Sat at the end of the triple Jump pit when Jonathan TJed 18.40 and bits in Lille in the 1990s( shame about the wind) great seats.
    you get great tickets but you also have an itinery written in stone, team leaders taking you everywhere and having to sit with the most miserable, jingoistic, igorant group of people i've ever met.

    'what's dalton done to his hair' it's ben challenger

    'didn't paula dunn run well' in the 5k ??

    'it's disgusting the score board doesn't show everything in english' we're in russia !!!!

    we went with my mum once she was the 3rd youngest person on the tour after me and flump. i remember one day we refused to go on an organised trip and she said 'you have to come, you can't leave me alone with these horrible people. then she lost it with them when a group started slagging of 'the french' for no other reason than they were french

    never again

    centrsport are great and leave you to your own devices if you want.

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  • bennyg
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    Little advert for Centresport, I note.

    I have been to a number of world class level meets with Dave Barnetts Track and Field Tours and we have always had excellent seats, including ,of blessed memory, great seats in Tokyo at WC91, on the finish line and low down, and some great seats at Paris 2003, to name but 2 meets.

    Sat at the end of the triple Jump pit when Jonathan TJed 18.40 and bits in Lille in the 1990s( shame about the wind) great seats.

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  • mump boy
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    Re: 2008 World Indoor Champs

    Originally posted by Flumpy
    Originally posted by tafnut
    When I tried to walk out of my designated section at the Crystal Palace GP meet, I had several 'friendly' security guards informing me that I needed to stay where I belonged. I have never experienced that before. So I take it that London's 'rules' don't apply elsewhere?
    We're always extremely drunk and if you walk anywhere with enough confidence and acting like you're supposed to be there you can usually get away with it. Or you can always use mumps infamous ruse of making really lame conversation with Lamine Diack so you can walk with him into the VIP area. It went something like this........

    Mump - "Thankyou, Mr Diack, thankyou"

    Liam - "Thankyou for what???"

    Mump - "Thankyou for World Athletics!!!"

    It worked :mrgreen:
    i'd forgotten that, probably my finest moment

    it certainly did work and we met martine hellmann and ulrike meyfarth, what more could a boy want ?!??!?!

    i've booked flights and hotel for valencia (Thanks Christine) proabably get tickets from centresport they always ahve the best ones

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  • Flumpy
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    Re: 2008 World Indoor Champs

    Originally posted by tafnut
    When I tried to walk out of my designated section at the Crystal Palace GP meet, I had several 'friendly' security guards informing me that I needed to stay where I belonged. I have never experienced that before. So I take it that London's 'rules' don't apply elsewhere?
    We're always extremely drunk and if you walk anywhere with enough confidence and acting like you're supposed to be there you can usually get away with it. Or you can always use mumps infamous ruse of making really lame conversation with Lamine Diack so you can walk with him into the VIP area. It went something like this........

    Mump - "Thankyou, Mr Diack, thankyou"

    Liam - "Thankyou for what???"

    Mump - "Thankyou for World Athletics!!!"

    It worked :mrgreen:

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  • Flumpy
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    Originally posted by gh
    Good thing so much of Osaka was reserved for the VIP section; get rid of that and the backstretch would basically have been empty and the TV presentation would really have been shit!
    In Paris '03 there was hardly anyone sat in the VIP the whole time we were there. We could however see crowds helping themselves to free food and drink in the hospitality behind.

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  • Flumpy
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    Originally posted by Matt
    Is anyone planning on going to Valencia? Flumpy, I may need to get some blagging tips from you!
    We're deffo going. Already booked. Mump used winnings from Christine's WC Gold!!! :mrgreen:

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  • tandfman
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    Indoors is different. I don't remember that they've ever had a problem with lots of empty seats when the World Indoors have been held in Europe, especially the last two days (Saturday and Sunday).

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  • tafnut
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    Re: 2008 World Indoor Champs

    Originally posted by Flumpy
    If we ever have crap tickets we usually go and sit in the athletes/VIP section.
    When I tried to walk out of my designated section at the Crystal Palace GP meet, I had several 'friendly' security guards informing me that I needed to stay where I belonged. I have never experienced that before. So I take it that London's 'rules' don't apply elsewhere?

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  • BruceFlorman
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    Originally posted by gh
    My sense is that the "constant" for IAAF VIP seating has about doubled in the last 10 years.
    An interview with Sergey Bubka a couple of weeks ago in Sport-Express (http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?146417) by Yuri Yuris contained the following exchange:
    - You once told me that light athletics is much more comfortably suited to small arenas, where the spectators can literally hear the breathing of the competing athletes...
    - And perhaps this isn’t so? What’s the sense of being in an 80-thousand seat Olympic stadium in Rome, if even for the "Golden League" they fill up only a third? You won’t find a better anti-advertisement for light athletics than running and jumping against a background of empty plastic armchairs. The man who sees all this on the television involuntarily thinks: There are so few spectators at the stadium, so I was right to stay home.
    So I wonder if the new first Vice President will try to change the trend.

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  • tandfman
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    I've no idea. I didn't think the VIP block was so large at the last World Indoors in Moscow. It appeared larger in the one before that, in Budapest, perhaps because the arena was much smaller. Go back 10 years to Paris and again, I don't remember it being very large, but again it was a relatively large arena.

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  • gh
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    My sense is that the "constant" for IAAF VIP seating has about doubled in the last 10 years.

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  • tandfman
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    Re: 2008 World Indoor Champs

    Originally posted by nevetsllim
    http://www.rfea.es/competi/2008valencia/eng/engtickets.htm

    I was looking at the website and I came across the seating plan and over half of the seating has been pre-reserved for VIPs, athletes, delegates and organisation.

    I just thought it was a very high percentage of seats. Is this normal?

    At the European Indoors, about 40% of the stand looking over the finishing straight was reserved . . .
    I imagine that at a given competition (World Ch, European Ch, etc.) the requirements for VIP's, athletes, delegates, and organization is pretty much a constant. If that's the case, the percentage will be a function of the size of the arena. The pre-reserved sections will be a much higher percentage in an arena that seats 8,000 than in one that seats 15,000. I don't know how big the Valencia arena is.

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