More Eye-Popping Details About the LA Coliseum Track Come to Light

Published 12/19/2021, 12:07 PM EST
FILE PHOTO: A digital rendering of the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum, which will be held in Los Angeles in February, is seen in this handout picture obtained on November 30, 2021. Courtesy of iRacing/Handout via REUTERS


According to reports, construction is expected to begin at the LA Coliseum in the coming weekend. Project leader Patrick Rogers revealed that the construction will probably cost a little over $1 million. He also suggested that once the construction is completed, NASCAR can expect excellent numbers; as per ticket sales, at least 50% of the spectators will attend their first NASCAR race,

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Admittedly, the authorities will have to rush a bit, as they have less than two months. This is because the Cup race will kick off on February 6 and the sport is going all out. As it turns out, there is a lot riding on this NASCAR race to be a success, as the venue has hosted many other major sports events. This includes the Super Bowl, the MLB World Series, two Olympic Games, and many other iconic events.

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What did Rogers say about the LA Coliseum NASCAR project?

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He said, “Of the tickets sold to date, over 50% of those are going to be first-time attendees to a NASCAR race. So it’s kind of doing what we wanted it to do, which is take NASCAR into a big market, introduce it to a potential new fan, and deliver a high-level, incredible experience which can hopefully translate into long-term fans.”

According to reports, rap artist Pitbull is expected to be the headlining act ahead of the Busch Light Clash in February. The musician has been involved in the sport ever since he and Justin Marks teamed up to establish Trackhouse Racing. Speaking of Trackhouse Racing, in 2022, the team is fielding regular driver Daniel Suarez and newcomer Ross Chastain.

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Now, many are looking forward to this race, mostly because it’s at an iconic albeit brand new venue. Additionally, it will be the acid test for the NASCAR Next Gen cars when they make their debut. With so much excitement around the event at the Coliseum, fans can only wish that it can live up to their expectations.

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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