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The Sacramento Sports Commission Announces Three Event Signings

10 Apr, 2013


The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) were recently awarded the NCAA Division 1 Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Western Regional Championships and, one month prior to that, will host the Sac State Pre-Regional Invitational Cross Country meet. Sacramento State will serve as the host institution for the two events that will be held at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex this fall.

The NCAA Western Regional will be held on Friday, November 8 and will utilize the Arden Arcade side of the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, running along the tree-lined fairways. The SCVB and the Sacramento Sports Commission anticipate 950 room nights for the pre-invitational and 900 room nights for the NCAA Western Regional Championship.  The Western Regional Championships will be comprised of 80 teams, represented by 40 men and 40 women.

Later this year, Sacramento will host the Sr. Softball USA Western National Championships from July 30 to August 4.  This event brings an estimated 90 to 100 teams and will utilize a total of 10 regional softball fields.  The event will deliver 1,600 hotel room nights to Sacramento and could quickly build into an annual event for Sacramento.

Sacramento also recently signed a five-year deal to host the Pacific Surf Lacrosse Tournament, which will be held this year on July 5 – 7.  Produced by Florida-based Aloha Tournaments, this highly competitive Lacrosse tournament will target boys ages 9-15.  In year 2 and beyond, girls’ Lacrosse will be added to the tournament.  The goal is to build and grow a major Lacrosse tournament for Sacramento and the Western US and the Sports Commission anticipates 60 — 80 teams the first year and a total of 250-300 teams by year 5, or 2017.  This event will generate 750 room nights over 4 nights in the first year alone.

The combined economic impact for those three new sporting events is a conservative $3.7 million.

About The Sacramento Sports Commission: The Sacramento Sports Commission is a joint city-county advisory board created in the 1980s to attract and develop major professional and amateur sporting events in the capital region.

Since its inception in 1988, the Sports Commission has been responsible for bringing a number of high profile events to Sacramento, including the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005, and 2007 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 1995 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 1999 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field, the 2001 National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, the 2007 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship, and the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Amgen Tour of California. Information is available at the website, http://sacsports.com/.

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