Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $1 billion to the national economy over the past year.
Among the winners was the NCAA Women’s College World Series of Softball, produced in cooperation with Oklahoma City. USA Softball and Oklahoma City have partnered on the NCAA Women’s College World Series since 1990 and it has become a staple event for the city.
To meet the growing demand, an additional 4,000 seats are being added to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium along with other athlete, coach, media and event amenities so that the event can host even more visitors in 2020. The total economic impact of the event is $15,000,000.
All winners of awards have been recognized in a special feature published in the November/December 2019 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online.
About the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a division of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. The CVB is the tourism information source for visitors to and the citizens of Oklahoma City. As the City’s official destination marketing organization, the mission of the CVB is to contribute to the economic well-being of Oklahoma City and its citizens through the solicitation and servicing of conventions and other related group business, to promote the city as a first-class visitor destination and to enhance Oklahoma City's name and image.
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