Re: This is such a damn lie
[quote=court70;15255274]For the third consecutive year, the BNP Paribas Open set an attendance record, attracting 332,498 fans to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, topping 2008's total of 331,269. Part of the record was due in part to the tournament adding an evening session for the first Thursday, which drew 13,222 fans.
"All in all, Charlie and I are absolutely ecstatic at what's happened to this tournament. The last two years have seen it," said Raymond Moore, who along with Charlie Pasarell are majority owners of the tennis tournament. "Seems the Californian public have finally embraced this event and actually realized the magnitude of it, and maybe that's the reason why we've had the attendance figures."
Sounds somewhat bogus to me. Why did it take the people in California so long to embrace the tournament in the first place? Curious. But if you were one of the owners what would you say? Attendance was down 15% over last year. Naw, they're just trying to put their own positive spin on a bad situation. From the matches I watched, there were A LOT of empty seats in the later rounds at both the mens' and womens' matches.
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