Sports Execs: IndyCar gives fans poor in-person experience Sports execs feel that college football gives fans the best in-person experience, according to a Turnkey Sports Poll conducted in October. Respondents were asked to pick up to three sports, and 41% picked college football. The NHL ranked second with 33% of the respondents, followed by college basketball at 30%. IndyCar, Pro Bull Riding and pro tennis ranked lowest with only 3% (Turnkey Sports).
Which sports give fans the best in-person experience?
Not sure/No Response
So why is the IndyCar in-person experience so poor?
Hideous looking car - what is that blob in front of the rear wheels?
Spec cars - they all look the same
Engine Sound - Nothing like an F1 car. Champ Cars sounded awesome.
Did we mention engine sound?
Empty oval grandstands - makes a fan feel like they are at a dying event.
Engine Sound - When a screaming F1 car goes by the hair on the back of your neck stands up
Driver name recognition - fans don't know who is who
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