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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2014, 12:03:44 PM »
A huge success...

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The survey determined that 17,000 visitors stayed in commercial lodgings for an average of 2.39 days, yielding 16,000 room nights and 2.55 people per room on average.
 
The visitors’ estimated direct expenditure was $14.5 million. Taking into account the number of visitors multiplied by the number of days spent in Jacksonville and the average spending per day, the total economic impact of the festival was $23.2 million, according to the survey.
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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2014, 12:14:15 PM »
The stadium upgrades are being paid with a tax on local hotel rooms.

The stadium was filled with people staying at local hotel rooms.

Hmmm.

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2014, 12:18:01 PM »
Great news for the city and local businesses, some people are still complaining about the money being spent on stadium improvements. 

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2014, 01:44:20 AM »
The Florida Country Superfest is returning next year June 13-14.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/florida-country-superfest-returning-to-jacksonville/29119814

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2015, 03:21:52 PM »
Stephanie Brown just tweeted that the festival will not be returning to jacksonville.

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2015, 03:31:06 PM »
It instead is being moved to Daytona

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2015, 03:54:59 PM »
It instead is being moved to Daytona

Well, so much for that "IKEA effect".

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2015, 03:56:16 PM »
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The organizers of the successful Florida Country Superfest in Jacksonville are bringing country music talent a little further south next spring with Country 500: The Great American Music Fest at Daytona.
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Organizers would not say whether the Country 500 festival is a replacement for Florida Country Superfest or if the Jacksonville festival will return next year.
http://www.news4jax.com/news/is-florida-country-superfest-moving-south/35857270

So maybe there will be 2??? Doesn't seem likely though  :( :(
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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2015, 05:02:39 PM »
It instead is being moved to Daytona

I find this to be hilarious.  If Jacksonville can't keep a country concert from leaving, what do we have left??  Maybe they are trying to pull people from both the Jax & Orlando MSAs, but I don't know if it will work.

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2015, 05:22:40 PM »
So much for those scoreboards being used to draw big concerts... :'(

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2015, 06:08:01 PM »
I imagine it is a capacity issue. You could cram 2-3x as many people in Daytona International Speedway vs Everbank. Plus the sheer size of the infield will help give it more of a festival enviornment.
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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2015, 08:26:13 PM »
The capacity for the Speedway is going down to 101k next year:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytona_International_Speedway

I'm not sure why that is, but it's not much bigger than everbank field at 84k max:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EverBank_Field

But you could be right. I would imagine that there's a larger country audience here being north Florida/southern Georgia than central Florida.
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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2015, 08:31:42 PM »
The Superfest was over the summer, so this may actually just be a different event altogether. Maybe.

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2015, 05:03:21 AM »
The capacity for the Speedway is going down to 101k next year:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytona_International_Speedway

I'm not sure why that is, but it's not much bigger than everbank field at 84k max:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EverBank_Field

But you could be right. I would imagine that there's a larger country audience here being north Florida/southern Georgia than central Florida.

Not just permanent seating. The Superfest had seating on the field as well. Daytona's infield is almost 150 acres vs about 1.5 acres for a football field.
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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2015, 09:19:48 AM »
The Superfest was over the summer, so this may actually just be a different event altogether. Maybe.
The event is relocating from Jax to Daytona and changing its name.
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