S&S - Budapest, Hungary - August 22
Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:29 AM
<a href="http://www.stop.hu/articles/article.php?id=522971" target="_blank">http://www.stop.hu/articles/article.php?id=522971</a>
Seems weird to move it less than 1 month before the show. Although better to move than cancel, I guess. Anyone going to the Budapest show? If it's true, I wonder if they are letting people know.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:08 AM
The capacity of Kincsem Park said to be 60.000-70.000, the Puskas Stadium only about 40.000 (it's in quite bad shape, the upper tiers are colsed down, because of being dangerous).
Edited by twd, 27 July 2009 - 11:10 AM.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:54 PM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:33 PM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:05 PM
July 27, 2009 New Venue for Budapest Show
If you are to attend the ‘Sticky & Sweet’ show scheduled in Budapest on August 22, please note that the show moves from Kincsem Park to Puskas Ferenc Stadion.
All tickets remain valid in the new venue!
GOLD and SILVER tickets remain in the same location in front of the stage. The ticket-holders should follow the signs “GOLD” and “SILVER” at the stadium.
The allocation for the BRONZE ticket owners will be on the grandstands, therefore closer to the stage and with a much better view. They should follow the signs „BRONZE” at the stadium.
The VIP ticket service remains exactly the same. The ticket-holders will receive a personal note about their exact seating location and parking place directly to their mailboxes.
All other seated ticket holders – as originally planned at Kincsem Park – will be on the tribunes facing the stage. They can get their new seat numbers at the Ticketpro central office (Budapest, VII. Károly krt. 9.) from July 31th until August 19th, or at the venue on the show day.
With the change of venue to the Puskas Ferenc Stadium tickets additional tickets are now available in the Ticketpro network, including new seated tickets. The new seated tickets can be purchased in all TicketPro outlets from July 31st.
For more info and maps, please visit www.livenation.hu.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:44 PM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:02 PM
Here's the new layout:
Fact is, the upper tier is FORBIDDEN to be used for any event, so AT MOST around 40,000 people could fit in, but they are not using some other seats either, so I'd say it's gonna be a Zaragoza-like attendance. Which is not surprising, considering the high ticket prices, although I must say that the Bronze tickets could sell a bit more, since it's better to sit higher when you're far, in the previous venue Bronze was standing far from the stage.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:57 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:17 AM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:05 AM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:06 AM
She has in most of them. It's one show and there is no confirmation that sales were bad. We just have to wait for the boxscore. Fact it as a whole the tour is performing at major highprofile blockbuster status.
Posted 28 July 2009 - 03:04 AM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:32 AM
I have my doubts about that reasoning. Zaragoza only sold 25,000-30,000 for a show held in a friggin' parking lot and that city has a stadium that can easily seat 34,000 (Estadio de La Romareda) and no one moved the show then.
Not to mention Eastern Europe isn't exactly a gold mine for high per capita incomes. No offense to anyone who lives there. I am sure Live Nation worked out the economics already and it might be more profitable to move the show short distances and play for somewhat smaller audiences than to take it over to Japan or Australia (although I am sure she could pack multiple stadiums both places).
Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:26 PM
Ticket sales in Budapest are probably better than expected and that's why they moved to more suitable a venue and released additional tickets. As for other "new EU" countries, 75k tickets have already been sold in Warsaw for instance.
Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:43 PM
Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:16 AM
Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:42 AM
Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:52 AM
Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:58 AM
and, by the way, in zaragoza she sold 35.000 tickets
Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:23 AM
LN admitted they could not have filled the park with 65-70,000, but now they expect 50,000 in the stadium, which is still a stretch, the final number will be definitely somewhere around 40,000. Of course LN would not admit they lost more than 20,000 potential ticket buyers.
MJ performed in the same venue on Sept 10, 1996, all the hyped up numbers were about 50-70,000 but I read in the end it was something 35-40,000 as well, even though not the whole upper tier was closed back then...
Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:19 PM
BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna will perform at a Budapest soccer stadium despite protests by the Hungarian Football Association, organizers said Wednesday.
If Madonna's show is held at the Puskas stadium, two years of work of the national soccer team could be ruined, Istvan Kisteleki of the Hungarian soccer association told the Hungarian news agency MTI.
The Hungarian national team is scheduled to play two major world cup qualification matches early in September and it would take more than 30 days to repair the turf on Budapest's Ferenc Puskas stadium after Madonna's concert Aug. 22.
Hungary is to play Sweden Sept. 5 and Portugal Sept. 9.
Lajos Vajto, the director of Budapest's Kincsem Park, the site for horse tracks, said the Madonna concert could be held on his facility if the Puskas soccer stadium refuses to stage the show.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:55 PM
I think it might get cancelled.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:07 PM
Can it really get canceled? Even though it's not that successful, definitely not a flop date and they would have to refund like 30,000 tickets. Can LN afford that after losing a show and a stage already?
Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:09 PM
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