Strange that Stuart Hughes dropped out of the arena "when the horrendous economics became apparent".
As he organised the Caribbean Night in the arena for several years, surely he had some knowledge of what the economics were?
If "the horrendous economics" were responsible for the scrapping of the arena shows, surely "horrendous economics" must also put a question-mark over the plans for The Ham?
I guess marquees, P.A., lights, power supplies, outside toilets, staging, fencing, dressing rooms, water supplies, insurance, seating etc. cost as much at The Ham as they did at the arena?