Would thier attendance still exceed NHRA's. I personally do not think so, but I was curious to see what everyone else here thought. By the way, I am both an ADRL, and NHRA fan, so I am in no way bashing ADRL.
I don't think it would be near what it is but therein lies the genius. The free tickets put so many asses in the seats that the parking and concessions bring in a fortune. NHRA should re-evaluate how they do business.
Dont know about the other venues, but at Valdosta, Georgia, the parking was $10 to park in the weeds, way far away, and $20 to park on the asphalt not quite as far away.... The Asphalt was jammed up..4000-5000 cars @ $10 a car parking .......... Do ya think they made any money???
Hardee's is footing the bill for the tickets,not the national guard.The tickets are not free. I was told that ADRL is paid money as a part of the sponsorship deal with the National Gaurd for every ticket that is collected at the gate. I would say they are making a bunch of money!