I too love the idea of an event in the Midwest and here in Illinois we have any number of places and facilities to hold such and event. However, may I (with all due respect), suggest that we broaden our perspective a bit. Illinois country does extend south of Springfield, believe it or not. It's a whole other country down here and we get little enough in the way of special events through no lack of facilities or wanting. You big-city boys should take a vacation sometime and come down and visit. It might surprise you but we aren't all a bunch of hillbillies down here and we (at least some of us) can appreciate a fine American made side by side.