Let’s consider two choices as an example.
In the west we have “all world” for everything , and the SSUSA for 40 and overs..both run their worlds in Las Vegas.
A western half of the country team has this to consider..
1) Flying to Florida... a little more expensive then Vegas
2) Housing for worlds..last year our team air bnb rented houses in Vegas..it averaged less then $20 per night per player.
3) we needed very few rental cars because some players drove (8 hours) and others picked up teammates at the airport because housing was no more then 15 miles away.
So I would guess the per player savings of Vegas compared to the new usssa complex shows it’s going to be kinda hard for usssa to compete cost wise (even for the eastern guys) ..so they are going to have to make it up in other ways.. fairer competition, awards, umpiring/game play, streaming, etc.
The new complex I am sure is great..getting teams to come is the issue.
Why do you think the majority of usssa “world” teams play their “world” in their home region? Being cheaper and less time away from home/work is enticing.
We just set our schedule for next year..it started with which tourneys were drivable, which tourneys were one day, then two day..and we finished off with three worlds in Vegas...Sadly none of which are usssa at this moment.