Just as we thought before, the statement from JPSI that they ‘expect tickets to be sold out with in 10 days’ was indeed expecting too much. A good 2 weeks have gone by and all JPSI have managed till date is to sell out the lowest priced tickets, the Rs.2500 one’s that’ll have no seats and spectator’s would be sitting (or standing or sleeping, as they like) on grass (hence called picnic stand).
The next pocket friendly tickets, Rs.6000 and Rs.6500 one’s are still freely available and so are the Rs.8500 one’s in East Stand.
Interestingly, the Upper and Lower tier centre stands in the Main Grand Stands (each ticket costs Rs.35000) are almost Sold out.
As we said, the organizers should feel very happy if it manages to completely sell out, regardless of the matter when that happens.
Till date, according to official figures, Airtel Formula 1 Grand prix of India has managed to sell 20% of its capacity tickets. Although the track stands can hold up to 120000 people, it is being limited to 100000 for this year’s race. But even at 100000 spectators’, the Buddh International circuit stands in the top league of F1 Audience attendance.
Update: As per latest information provided by the MD of Jaypee Group, they’ve sold 70% of tickets as on 20 October.