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  • Bowl Games Drive Results

    4 monthes ago - By SportsTravel

    The 2018 Peach Bowl with Central Florida and Auburn generated an estimated impact of $49 million. Photo courtesy of Brett Davis/USA Today Sports
    Playing host to signature sports events can be lucrative for cities both in the short and long terms. Consider the case of Atlanta and its relationship with the Peach Bowl, a staple of the college football postseason each year.
    Last season marked the 50th anniversary of the bowl game, which was staged on New Year's Day. The game is now one of three annual football events, including two college kickoff games at the start of the season, hosted by...
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  • Marquee Events Make Their Mark

    Marquee Events Make Their Mark

    4 monthes ago - By SportsTravel

    The 2018 NBA All-Star Game generated an estimated $116 million in impact. Photo courtesy of Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
    Playing host to marquee professional sports events can bring in marquee numbers in terms of economic impact. That appears to be the case for Los Angeles, which estimated $116 million in increased economic activity from hosting the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in February, according to a report compiled by Micronomics. The number included $90 million in spending associated with increased tourism and $26 million in added spending by local residents and businesses. This represented...
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  • Gauging the Impact of Events

    Gauging the Impact of Events

    4 monthes ago - By SportsTravel

    Ironman races staged in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have garnered an estimated $100 million in economic impact since 2012. Photo courtesy of Erin O. Smith/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP Images
    When pitching sports events to host cities or venues, organizers often tout economic impact as a selling point-and with good reason. Year after year, national studies of economic impact have proven the resiliency and strength of sports-related travel.
    The most current and perhaps most comprehensive figures were recently released by Longwoods International, showing an impressive $31 billion was spent...
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