After the recent grand opening of the $9 million YMCA Sports and Wellness Complex in West Manheim Township, the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau officially welcomed a brand-new athletic facility to an already impressive lineup of venues.
The Hanover Area YMCA hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand opening on May 13, and the new complex features an impressive indoor multisport turf field that can be used for lacrosse, soccer, flag football and more. It also boasts a full-sized gymnasium, a state-of-the-art fitness center, locker rooms, a concession area and much more. An outdoor field is also under construction.
“An excellent array of athletic facilities continues to attract lucrative sporting events to York County, and we’re fortunate to add another impressive venue with the opening of the YMCA Sports and Wellness Complex,” said Laura Gurreri, the York County CVB’s Director of Sales and the leader of the Sport York initiative. “We congratulate the Hanover Area YMCA and its generous supporters for their successful campaign to make this amazing project a reality. York County has gained another great athletic venue to lure lucrative sports tournaments, and the entire Hanover area will benefit from this enhanced facility by a wonderful community partner in the YMCA.”
Sports tourism has proven a dynamic economic development tool, with York County’s versatile facilities remaining one of the strongest selling points when luring events. Sports tournaments are already set to drive more than $20 million in economic benefits to the community this year as visitors converge upon the county for volleyball tournaments, wrestling meets and more.
The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport York program is designed to recruit events and generate additional economic impact in York County. Sport York positions York County as Pennsylvania’s Premier Sports Destination, highlighting the area’s dynamic facilities and central location on the East Coast. For further information about Sport York, visit www.yorkpa.org/sports.
The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB’s Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org.
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