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Like Andrew stated – Houston will not be nearly as expensive for friends, relatives and non-local spectators.
Not to mention the media. Media budgets are tight right now. This gives you two races for the price of one and at a discounted rate over what Boston/New York races would cost.
I know, we can say all kinds of things about media coverage or lack thereof but one way to ensure little, if any, coverage is to give a disincentive to show up. This proposal lessens the cost disincentive.