When I worked for the Mother Ship, I attended the Dealer Show most years and it was my experience at that time that hotels within walking distance were pricey and you have to remember that the football & baseball stadiums are also in that same immediate
area. Of course, the cost to me was inconsequential at the time but now I have to ration my dollars! With times a lot tougher
in the motorcycle biz, I can see why they would try and combine the shows. The Indiana Squadron usually has a "breakfast meeting" at Shapiro's Deli just down the street on that Sunday of the show.