IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO THE VENUE OF ATHENS
November 11, 2015
As a part of our continued commitment to better the #Fest environment for years to come, we have been working hard at improving The Venue Of Athens. Here’s an overview of some of the improvements currently being made that will be ready for #14Fest on April 16, 2016.
New Venue Layout
We’ve literally flipped the venue around in terms of entrances and stage placement! Everyone will now enter from the side of The Venue where the stage has been in the past, with a VIP-only entrance where last year’s entry point was. This is the same layout that was used for Country Night Lights back in September.
This new layout opens up much more space at The Venue, and allows for easier entry and exit.
Addition of a 2000+ space parking lot on-site
At the bottom of the map above, you’ll see “Main Parking”. We’ve made available a large section of The Venue to park over 2,000 cars on-site. This will allow for easier and safer entering and exiting, as well as helps with overnight accommodations on-site.
Parking on-site is the easiest way to travel to and from #Fest. There will be no public shuttles transporting festival-goers to/from Ohio University and #Fest.
Emergency Access Lane added to main entrance road.
We’ve expanded the entrance/exit trail to include a new lane dedicated to emergency access only. This helps our local police and EMS to respond and provide assistance faster than before.
Larger VIP and Cabana Areas
For those ready to head to #14Fest in style, we’ve expanded the VIP and Cabana sections to provide a true VIP experience. They will allow more room for you and your crew to hang out, plus plenty of other great perks we’re working on.
Improved drainage system
We’re tackling the issue of a muddy and swampy Venue with an improved drainage system, designed to dry out the Venue grounds quicker. This benefits EVERYONE, from those putting together and building the stage, to you as you rock out to some of the biggest names in music today.