The Moscone Center is big enough, Mauskopf said, "but they wouldn't touch an event of this ilk." He added that the ball's coordinators regularly receive letters from law enforcement commending them on the lack of trouble they cause.
"There are things we really like about the Cow Palace, which includes the fact that they kind of let the event happen the way it needs to happen," Mauskopf said. "It's big enough. That's the most important thing. And they have a very high-quality ticket office that really knows how to deal with consumers."