One of the three concepts put forth by Hanover-based Building Analysis Services on the new judges stand planned for the Ohio River front. The Madison Regatta hopes to have the structure in place by next July’s race. (Submitted photo)
One of the three concepts put forth by Hanover-based Building Analysis Services on the new judges stand planned for the Ohio River front. The Madison Regatta hopes to have the structure in place by next July’s race. (Submitted photo)
The Madison Regatta announced pricing changes for the 2020 festival and race and unveiled plans for a new judges stand during an abbreviated general membership meeting on Wednesday.

With Regatta president Matt True out of town on business, board member Kim Washer presided over the meeting which had only 10 members in attendance.

The primary news was on a new pricing structure, that will eliminate “flash sales” and instead slowly increase price throughout the year.

Combo admission wristbands, which are good for both the race and Roostertail Music Festival, will be $30 from Jan. 1 through March 31, $40 from April 1 through June 26, and $50 from June 27 through race day. Racing only wristbands will be $30 all year long and there will be no “Festival Only” wristbands available.

In addition, children 12 and under will still be free.

“We’ve increased the pricing somewhat but when you look at the rest of the circuit, we’re still under what the rest sell,” Washer said. “We feel like it’s still a great deal.”

The Regatta also announced that a new, two-deck judges stand, will be built in time for the 2020 race, replacing the current one-deck structure. The project is being handled by Building Analysis Services of Hanover. There are three concepts that BAS has given to the Regatta and the decision on which concept to go with will be made in conjunction with the Riverfront Development Committee.

In addition, the Regatta announced the all bills have been paid from the 2019 event and all sponsor money has been accounted for. The organization will enter 2020 with $25,000 in the bank.

In other news:

• The Regatta announced that it is seeking chairpersons to head committees on parking, tarps, signage, wristband compliance and gates. If interested, contact the Regatta through its website.

• A wait-list for camping for the 2020 event is already being formed. Additional campsites will be added for next year, but the organization suggests you get on the list earlier by emailing madisonregattacamping@gmail.com or visit the Regatta website.

• The next general membership meeting will be held at The Boneyard Grill on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.