I saw this. I can't see how they can't be against it.
As a few people point out, what happens if there is a down turn?
They already have a huge space, and more than enough hotels.
No, they dont.
They need more downtown hotel space, not less. As the articles point out, Indy has LOST rooms compared to 5 years ago. That's just stupid.
Also, the article states the downtown block is SOLD OUT in 15 minutes !!!! That makes the lotto practically worthless....
GenCon, the country's largest tabletop gaming convention with more than 61,000 attendees this year, was considering leaving Indy when its contract ran out in 2010 because of a lack of space. At this point, GenCon hasn't completely filled the available exhibit space at the convention center and Lucas Oil Stadium, but it has maxed out the hotel inventory.Gahl said the convention's 56 reserved hotel blocks sold out within 15 minutes for this year's conference. After that, attendees spilled into the suburbs."It was a virtual sell-out of not only Marion County hotel rooms, but the metropolitan statistical area as a whole," Gahl said.