Dave has suggested in his post to revise this rule;
Dave Weston wrote:There is also a general murmur that the larger arenas are favoured, myself amongst them, so, do we consider upping the minimum size of arenas (which, I believe, currently stands at 30" square)?
Yes, bigger arenas are MUCH better, but there are many arenas which are designed to fit in cars which wouldn't be usable in this instance. I wouldn't want anyone to feel they couldn't run an event because they couldn't get use of any of the larger arenas on the day. However, Changing a rule like this could inspire or motivate people to want to make bigger arenas, but I worry it would do more harm than good. It also feels somewhat unfair to those people who do have smaller arenas (such as Pete Waller). Do we just tell him all his hard work should be scrapped?
I do think we should push for use of bigger arenas wherever possible, and anyone building a new one should consider this, but I'm not sure enforcing it via a rule is the smartest option.