Beaumont Hits Home Run with Multiple Sports Tournaments

10 May, 2016

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a busy second quarter with multiple sports tournaments being held in Beaumont from April through June of 2016. These tournaments are expected to bring an estimated economic impact of $2,672,400 into Beaumont.

“The facilities in Beaumont are great for hosting events. The hotels and restaurants are very accommodating and appreciative of the business that is brought into the city,” says Nara Cole, Tournament Director for Stars Over Texas Softball. "We’ve had the pleasure of working with the Beaumont CVB for the last 10 years and they are always the first ones to call and offer their assistance with any upcoming events we have.”

With 35 fields citywide, Beaumont has established itself as a premier destination for baseball and softball, utilizing the Beaumont Athletic Complex and Ford Park. With the addition of the City of Beaumont’s Municipal Tennis Center, the CVB also expects a rise in tennis tournaments.

Upcoming Tournaments in Beaumont:
·        May 14-15: United States Specialty Sports Association Lights Out Tournament
·        May 21-22: Southeast Texas Baseball Academy Commissioner’s Cup Tournament
·        June 3-5: United States Fastpitch Association 10U & 12U State Tournament
·        June 10-12: United States Fastpitch Association 8U, 14U, 16U 18U Texas State Tournament
·        June 17-19: Texas Amateur Softball Association 12U A&B Class Tournament
·        June 17-19: Southeast Texas Baseball Academy Texas South Zone Tournament
·        June 25-26: United States Specialty Sports Association Super State Championship Tournament

"Baseball in Southeast Texas is some of the most competitive baseball in the country and each year the level of ability is getting higher. Ford Park and the Southeast Texas Baseball Academy are making that happen,” says Morgan Walker, Tournament Director for Southeast Texas Baseball Academy. “Since we have one of the top facilities in the country, we are able to bring in competitive teams to play in our tournaments."

“The amount of sports business we have on the books speaks volumes about our sporting facilities in Beaumont. Along with these tournaments, we have many more already on the books that are expected to bring another $1.9 million into Beaumont,” says Freddie Willard, Director of Sales for the Beaumont CVB. “We have excellent facilities, very accommodating hotels and the Beaumont CVB offers customized services. I believe that's what keeps tournament directors coming back to Beaumont year after year.”

About Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB): As the official Destination Marketing Organization, our mission is to promote and market Beaumont, Texas as a premier visitor and convention meeting destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city's economy. Learn more about our mission and funding at www.beaumontcvb.com/about.


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