Hamvention® General Chairman Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, is suggesting that visitors to the May 19-21 event at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, use off-site parking in order to avoid traffic problems. Hamvention will offer free on-site and off-site parking during the event.
“We are now promoting using off-site parking as a means to avoid traffic congestion around the Fairgrounds and possible lack of sufficient parking if there is heavy rain and the soccer fields are not available to us,” Cramer said today.
Maps of the four off-site parking areas are on the Hamvention website, and free transportation will be provided to and from all off-site parking areas.
Kramer said that all four lots are within 15 minutes of the new Hamvention venue and will allow bus access to the Fairgrounds. Talk-In will advise guests about available or filled parking areas and help direct guests to a better location, Cramer said.
According to the City of Xenia website, Hamvention’s principal effects on Xenia will be temporary traffic congestion and potentially heavier restaurant patronage. The most congested streets in Xenia during Hamvention are expected to be Detroit Street, Purcell Avenue, Northwest Street, Galloway Street, King Street, and Hollywood Avenue.
City officials anticipate that Hamvention will inject $15 million to $17 million into the City’s economy.