Originally Posted by IslandRed
If the event actually needed 190,000 square feet, to whip up some math for a moment, that's roughly the size of four football fields. Not many facilities have that space in total, much less contiguous.
So what would you do? Have it scattered into multiple facilities? Cancel some of the stuff that requires a lot of space? Limit the number of available tickets? Not taking a position one way or the other. Just askin'.
I think it would not be too difficult to book one of Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky's finer hotels for this. One of the larger meeting rooms could be used for the Q&A and Games and Reds Jeopardy. Other smaller meeting rooms can be used for autograph and photo sessions. Suites can be used for the memorabilia hawking. I don't know anything about what kind of space would be available for this. I do know that there is a lot
of open space on the floor at Reds Fest. Particularly over by the autograph and photo areas.
Matt, I know you like to see cheapness as a motive in everything the Reds do but if they wanted to save money, they would have cancelled Reds Fest several years ago. Chalk this one up to incompetence and lack of foresight.