Redsfest Canceled For 2004, 2005
Convention Center Renovations Cited
CINCINNATI -- The off-season fan convention hosted by the Cincinnati Reds each year will not be back following the 2004 and 2005 seasons, the team announced Tuesday.

The team canceled Redsfest for the next two years because it cannot find an indoor space big enough to host it, WLWT Eyewitness News 5 reported.

Redsfest was held the last eight years at the Sabin Convention Center in Cincinnati, but it won't be available the next two years because of renovations.

"Redsfest occupies more than 190,000 square feet of space," said Reds director of marketing Cal Levy. "Existing facilities in Northern Kentucky and Sharonville aren't that big, and the part of the downtown convention center that is available to us measures only 70,000 square feet over two floors."

The Reds have had discussions with convention center officials about a date for Redsfest 2006, according to a statement from the team.

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