Won't the line to the plaza be completed by then? I like your street party idea hopefully the city can clean up 39th a little bit more by then.earthling wrote: ↑Thu May 23, 2019 1:25 pmThe decision seems to be based on space and the large lawn between US/Memorial provides that. The free streetcar ties everything together anyway so it will be one contiguous street party (or large pockets anyway) from US to RM. Direct the 'tourists and families' to US and let the adventurous find the more interesting side street parties. Large convention parties work this way too - the more obscure ones are away from the 'homogenized/touristy' center. Corporate sponsors will also likely setup their own parties all over downtown.
The City/Convention Bureau should encourage corporate sponsors to setup several street parties along streetcar line, like a Nike party on Delaware, Gatorade party in City Market Sq, Under Armour on 18th, a children's brand (Disney tie to ESPN?) in Crown Center square, etc. And maybe shuttles to West Bottoms, which could host more activities. Would help keep everyone dispersed.
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Unlikely streetcar operating by then. But it could be under construction by then, which could create a traffic nightmare in Midtown for large events like this. Free shuttle runs down Broadway to Westport/Plaza might be needed.
Anything NFL related is king. For example the Game Of Thrones season finale pulled in 13 million viewers that would be the 71st most watched NFL game last season. The Draft is exciting because unlike most sports a lot of the guys getting drafted make an instant impact. So add the popularity factor, people traveling from all over the country you have an exciting experience.
I'm thinking about going to the one in Vegas next year.
I wonder if the NFL will delay their drafts like MLB is considering or will just have a teleconference draft. If cities are delayed a year, we might have the streetcar expansion in place when they come here. (Looking for some crumb of good news in a crazy world)
Has there been talk that the cities will be delayed by a year? I would be surprised if they did that but it would give new KCI and Streetcar expansion more time to get completed.beautyfromashes wrote: ↑Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:49 pmI wonder if the NFL will delay their drafts like MLB is considering or will just have a teleconference draft. If cities are delayed a year, we might have the streetcar expansion in place when they come here. (Looking for some crumb of good news in a crazy world)