Originally Posted by swimmer
The logical answer would seem to be that they'd open up one grandstand or something and let people in to generate more interest/buzz. The reality is probably that the organizers are too clueless/lazy/self-interested to bother with the additional work of allowing some people in. Hopefully I am wrong.
I imagine it's not as simple as opening the gates. Insurance, event permits, etc., might be required to let a crowd in.