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Lots of reasons

I am in no way connected to Azalea Festival leadership, but have read and know that the following are some of the reasons that the concerts have been moved.

- Limited capacity
Trask is good for smaller events. Basketball capacity is 6,100 and concert capacity would be less. New venue can hold more people.

- Acoustics
The coliseum does not have the best acoustics for concerts.

- Alcohol sales
Alcohol cannot be sold at Trask events, but can be sold at the new venue.

I'm sure that there are other factors and considerations of which I am not aware. With all of the new parking decks there may be more parking downtown. Also, many folks enjoy the atmosphere of an outdoor concert.

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