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Spokane gets economic boost with NCAA

SPOKANE, Wash. - The numbers are in, and once again Spokane is the big winner! The NCAA Division One Men's Basketball 1st and 2nd Round Championships' economic impact numbers are available with the region benefiting from approximately $4.58 million of tourism dollars. 

The Championships were held at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, March 19th & 21st. The numbers speak for themselves. Of the over 32,000 tickets sold, approximately 12,000 were from traveling fans requiring an overnight stay in the Spokane area. These fans had an average daily spending of $294.  The total estimated hotel room nights generated were 3,500.

"The Spokane economy has been adversely affected by the economic downturn of the country," says Eric Sawyer, President/CEO of the Spokane Regional Sports Commission.  "However, we are seeing a very positive economic impact from sporting events in 2010, especially in the first quarter."

The NCAA DI Men's Basketball 1st and 2nd Rounds were last held in Spokane in 2007, resulting in an estimated $3.7 million economic impact.  The Sports Commission attributes the increased impact for this year's event to the stronger "traveling" teams in the tournament – teams with loyal fans willing to travel in support of their team.        

Next year, Gonzaga University will host the NCAA DI Women's 1st and 2nd Round at the McCarthey Center, and a week later Washington State University will once again welcome the NCAA DI Women's West Regionals to the Spokane Arena.  Spokane is Basketball Town USA.

 

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