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Dover's seat-widening plan set to begin in 2012

December 30, 2011, Track Release, NASCAR.com

DOVER, Del. -- Dover International Speedway announced Thursday a seat-widening plan for the track's grandstands beginning in 2012.

The multi-year process, which will take place throughout the entire outdoor grandstands, will begin in all seating sections located in Turns 2 and 3. Additional widening of seats toward Turns 1 and 4 and the frontstretch will begin after the conclusion of the 2012 season. When the process is complete, all seats will have increased from 18 inches to 22 inches throughout the venue.

"Year to year, we're always exploring ways to improve the experience for fans who attend our races at the Monster Mile," said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "Because many seats have already been renewed by our most loyal fans, we don't want to displace them in an effort to make this change in one fell swoop. We'll do our best to widen seats this year, and complete the process by 2014.

"By widening our seats we are responding to suggestions from our fans and allowing them to enjoy the race in a far more comfortable setting."

When the process is complete by 2014, Dover's new seating capacity will be 113,000.