September 16, 2017 Paul Courts
AS CRAZY as it sounds, if Harness Racing South Australia could change one thing about their Wayville venture it would be the venue!
As a one-off extravaganza, HRSA is conducting an evening of nostalgia, fun, entertainment, and of course, racing, at the state’s former home.
Set down for Friday, October 27, the card includes TAB coverage as a host of local drivers – past and present – relive the halcyon days of ‘the trots’ around the 510-metre circuit.
The evening is destined to be a huge success for the industry, which presents a welcomed problem.
Wayville’s capacity is approximately 15,000 people…a tally destined to be met if early sales are any indication.
Within a week of releasing dining packages and seating, HRSA revealed the ‘reserve grandstand packages’ had sold out.
“It’s got me beat how they got 45,000 people into the place during the 1963 Inter Dominion,” Lewis said. “We are expecting the night to be a sell-out, which will be around 15,000 people.
“Given the size of the venue, that amount of people will have it full to the point of health and safety.
“The first round of dining packages and reserve seats sold out in a week and the second round release only has a handful left this week.”
As part of an enhanced dining experience, HRSA has just launched individual corporate tickets for the night.
The corporate tickets include: Entry to Wayville; access to an exclusive trackside platform; four-hour drinks package; and Cocktail food throughout the evening.
The cost of tickets is $200 (including GST), which can be purchased by contacting HRSA by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on (08) 8285 2899.
“Obviously there will be walk-ins looking to come on the night, but a good portion of the tickets will be pre-sold,” Lewis said. “The various dining and reserve seating positions are certain to be sold out before hand, with public seating and eating to be the option for those who decide to come on the night.”