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Barber Motorsports Park

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Officials estimate a record crowd for this years race of over 65,000 spectators and an estimated impact of $7-million on the Birmingham economy.

Barber Motorsports Park really is a world-class facility. I really hope this event continues to grow and maybe someday when politics don't come into every situation, Birmingham can maybe lure the Grand Prix. Now THAT would be something special.

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Officials estimate a record crowd for this years race of over 65,000 spectators and an estimated impact of $7-million on the Birmingham economy.

Barber Motorsports Park really is a world-class facility. I really hope this event continues to grow and maybe someday when politics don't come into every situation, Birmingham can maybe lure the Grand Prix. Now THAT would be something special.

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Wow, that is truley amazing. What is the seating capacity for Barber??

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I'm not sure... there's quite a lot of room for growth because there's not really a fan stands section. They basically can just come up and sit in the grass and under the trees around the track... kind of like alot of other European-style courses.

This isn't a great quality picture, but you can see the spectators around the track in this picture:

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Ground will likely be broken next year on an expansion that would add at least 100,000 sq ft to the park's museum and enable the display of hundreds more motorcycles. The existing 140,000 sq ft museum allows for the display of less than half of George Barber's 1,200-bike collection. The new building will include hospitality suites, meeting rooms and banquet facilities.

The expansion will also include a motocross track, and there is a proposal to add more than a mile to the length of the existing track's straightaway. Long-term plans include a hotel and an office park for engineering, racing and auto-related businesses.

Really surprising news in the article -- negotiations are under way to get an Indy Racing League race at the track. That would really put the track on the map!

Expansion plans

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Ground will likely be broken next year on an expansion that would add at least 100,000 sq ft to the park's museum and enable the display of hundreds more motorcycles. The existing 140,000 sq ft museum allows for the display of less than half of George Barber's 1,200-bike collection. The new building will include hospitality suites, meeting rooms and banquet facilities.

The expansion will also include a motocross track, and there is a proposal to add more than a mile to the length of the existing track's straightaway. Long-term plans include a hotel and an office park for engineering, racing and auto-related businesses.

Really surprising news in the article -- negotiations are under way to get an Indy Racing League race at the track. That would really put the track on the map!

Expansion plans

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