"Due to space constraints in Manhattan, none of our buildings will house the entire stake," explained Brother Nelson.
In previous years, multiple sessions had been held at the stake's Lincoln Square building, the largest in the stake. However, due to a renovation, it was mostly out of service.
"We looked into renting a larger hall that could accommodate our people. After identifying nearly 70 auditoriums, hotel conference rooms or ballrooms in the city, we narrowed it to ten locations," Brother Nelson said. The least expensive Sunday morning option was over $20,000. There had to be a better solution.