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Economic Impact

The Positive Economic Impact of World-Class Track and Field Facilities for Cities and Local Businesses
A Mondo Whitepaper, 2013
This whitepaper reviews five examples where track and field stadiums have had significant impact on their local economies.

Hoteliers Score Business with Sports Groups
By Eric B. Hansen, HotelNewsNow.com, May 28, 2013
While not as experienced as typical corporate travelers, sports group consumers are becoming more sophisticated when it comes to desired amenities from their lodging accommodations. It is important to embrace sports group consumers in a manner that will keep them coming back year after year. The trend in traveling for youth sports events will likely continue to increase because parents with dedicated and committed athletic children are now engaged on a year-round basis with their child's primary sport. Hoteliers who recognize these sports participation trends can achieve higher revenue and attract new demand segments.

Sports Tourism Driving Growth; Sporting Events had $102 million economic impact on Myrtle Beach last year
Horry County Business Journal, September 24, 2012
Several years ago, the Myrtle Beach City Council realized that sport tourism was an avenue that had the potential to bring many more visitors to the area. A major push of $21 million was made to create new facilities and improve already existing ones that could help lure more sports events to the city. At a recent meeting, the council members were astonished that this effort has paid off more than they had ever imagined.

The Games that Get Games
By Kent Thomas, MediaPost Publications, April 3, 2012
In this blog, Kent Thomas discusses how events impact the host city.

The Economic Impact of Sports
By Don Schumacher, Sports Planning Guide and Directory, September, 2010

Have Youth Sports Dodged Economic Downturn?
By Dan Dickson, Winning Sports Meetings and Destinations, November 2009, Number 2

Girls Sports Pack Ecnomic Punch
By Katie Thomas, New York Times, July 29, 2009

‘Sport in the Fort' creates new buzz in city
By Blake Sebring, The News-Sentinel, July 14, 2009

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