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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    I've never been to RedsFest before... how large is it, anyway?
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go
    I've never been to RedsFest before... how large is it, anyway?
    Apparently 190,000 sq ft. ,....non-negotiable.

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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Why not scale down Redsfest and spend maybe three weekends and have a smaller Redsfest in say, Dayton, Columbus, Lexington, or Indianapolis. Pick three locations and have a smaller event so they could combine the caravan and Redsfest together. This would probably be a bit more costly and more of a hassle, but it would have greater fan attendance as it would be coming out to the fans. Cincinnati fans could make the trip to Dayton, so they wouldn't be left with too long of a ride, and other fans from further away could attend with much more ease. Probably not a realistic idea, but I thought it was worth throwing out there.

    I forgot to add that the Redsfest could spend a Friday night/Saturday at each location, and players could come as possible. I'm sure it could be worked out that a couple big names highlight each stop on the tour. Minor players could fill out so each city could have a nice autograph selection for people interested in that.
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamDunn
    US Bank arena has a lot of seating...but their floor area is not really that big. I think it would be cramped in there.
    Yeah, it probably would be. But there are several ways to do this without having to cancel it. Using the Westin could be a good idea. You'd have to break things up in different areas but I'm sure it could be done.

    This is starting to sound an awful lot like that HOF fiasco. The Reds said that they didn't have the money to complete it this year and people got angry. Then Carl rides in on his white horse and says, "Get it done." I can just see Carl come in a couple of days from now and tell them to "Get it done." Such is PR for the Reds. Tick people off and then have some one come in and save the day.
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Well that stinks..ditto on the BOOOO :thumbdn:
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Just ridiculous :thumbdn:

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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    The city will chime in with something to solve it. Probably Ms. Reese herself (insert eye rolling).

    If news gets out that events can't be handled here because of the convention center being renovated then other groups that have annual things here at the convention center will begin looking at other areas. They will find a solution for those groups and probably the Reds if the outcry from the fans is loud enough.

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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamDunn
    The city will chime in with something to solve it.
    Oh, God, that's even worse.
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go
    I've never been to RedsFest before... how large is it, anyway?
    It's pretty big. There are a gazillion turnstiles to deal with ... lines for getting tickets to get autographs, then lines for actual autographs and photos. Plus there are a lot of vendors, Reds-related booths, kids' activities, and the big seating area for the Reds Q&A's and whatnot.

    It is not, however, so big that it couldn't be held somewhere else.

    Sigh. I still can't get over this. Guess I'll start my letter-writing campaign tonight. Thanks for the e-mail address TeamDunn and Creek!

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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    More bad PR for the Reds. How surprising.

    When I first heard this news that it was being cancelled due to a lack of space, I thought "baloney". There's plenty of facilities big enough to hold this event. What about the Cintas Center? What about Shoemaker Center? What about US Bank Arena? If the Reds really wanted to hold this event, they could find a facility for it. I just named three of them.
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    The Reds never cease to amaze me with their bumbling idiotic moves. Amazing, totally amazing. :thumbdn:
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Yet another in a long line of Reds PR blunders, horrible timing, and more proof that the fans do not matter and only finances do.

    Hope they're happy :thumbdn:
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Yet another sign management will do jack crap on or before July 31st!


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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Flash
    -Long live the 1st Amendment!-
    If you have a problem abiding by the rules of the board, I'm sure some other board will be more hospitible to your passion for the 1st Amendment.
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    Re: RedsFest Cancelled for the next 2 years...

    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'.


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