"Finding venues to accommodate LAN events can be tricky if not difficult" states Red Flag LAN (RFLAN) Vice Chairperson David Nielsen, it's an all-too-often occurrence when a LAN party is looking to emerge, grow and move around almost any country in the world. Not only are there issues with sub-par internet service, but many venues do not have substantial power offerings or are in poor locations with no public transport or parking options available - couple this with inadequate heating/cooling support and lack of kitchen facilities - you've got yourself one major headache.
RFLAN is Australia's largest LAN party and certainly one of the biggest on the globe - boasting a regular attendance of 550+ players, they're expanding to a total capacity of 720 in 2015. This makes them the perfect subjects to have a chat to about venue issues and growth surrounding local gaming events.
According to Nielsen, there are a few major factors that restrict what venue's you can host your event at, these being:
- Venue not equipped for LAN events due to lack of power
- Cost of some venues were not feasible without substantially increasing prices by 500%
- Tenancy issues. Most venues researched wouldn't allow ongoing events overnight
Continuing this topic, he stated "We have been at this venue since 2012 and recently expanded our numbers from 576 to 720 gamers. Looking back now at our growth over the last 12 years of operation and looking back at our old venue where we started out at 40 people, it really goes to show just how important suitable venues are to growth".
Although a major headache for most would-be and current LAN organizers, a good venue is something you cannot go without.
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