Re: Would the reds attendance go up if the stadium was located in Blue Ash?
I guess it all depends on how Cincinnati is located with respect to the suburbs. Can't speak for Cincy since I live in Michigan, but here Detroit is perfectly located that no matter which suburb you live in in whatever direction outside of Detroit you are, you are only 15-30 minutes away from downtown where the Red Wings, Lions and Tigers play.
As a Red fan living outside of Cincinnati and even Ohio I would be upset if they did move away from the city and into the suburbs. I usually make my way down to Cincy for at least a game a season and like to make a weekend out of the trip and take in some of the city as well. Also it's a straight shot down 75 for me and the stadium is like a minute of the highway so its the most convieniet 4 hour road trip I can take. Now if Ohio can do something about the speed limit and raise it I can make it closer to a 3 hour trip rather than 4.
BTW, I took in my first Bengal game this season after multiple trips to GABP. I was suprised as to the difference in the crowd for both events. I had this image of a CIncinnati fan from my trips to GABP and the crowd at the Bengal game was the complete opposite. I guess most of that can be accounted for in the different sport. Typically football has a louder and more unruly fanbase. The stadium was great though and I had a blast. It was a good change of pace going to an outdoor football game as the Lions play in a dome.