The main TT Races Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road has already sold out on three of the four race days ahead of TT 2012, with the only remaining day – Monday 4th June – showing a limited number of available tickets. Interest in Grandstand tickets has been so significant; there is currently waiting list of 500 customers for Senior Race Day.
VIP Hospitality tickets are also much in demand with Senior Race Day already sold out with limited availability on the remaining three race days. Tickets for the newly introduced VIP Platinum Package are also selling fast and are in fact sold out for both Saturday the 2nd and Friday the 8th of June with limited availability for the remaining two days.
This year also sees the introduction of ‘fan zones’ around the course. The five new areas, each offering a guaranteed seat in the purpose built grandstands, went on sale at the beginning of the year and in some instances have also sold out with over three months to go before the first bike turns a wheel.
The five new grandstands situated at Crosby Jump, Rhencullen, Ballacrye, Ginger Hall and the CregNy Baa respectively, are all iconic spots with spectacular views of the action and are priced at £25 for the Saturday and Friday Race days and £20 for the midweek race days.
Geoff Corkish, MBE, MHK, Political Member, Isle of Man Tourism, commented:
“We have had a huge increase in demand for the TT Races confirmed, with visitor numbers up and earlysales for grandstand tickets higher than they have ever been. We are also revisiting areas such as the day trip market and practice week TT ‘taster’ packages and we are attracting new visitors to the event who are keen to experience this unique spectacle and the Island itself at first hand. There is no doubt that the TT’s global status continues to grow.”