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NASC Symposium to be Hosted in Fort Worth in 2022

14 Aug, 2018


The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) has selected Fort Worth as the host city for the 2022 NASC Sports Event Symposium. The Symposium is set to take place April 29 – May 6, 2022 and will bring more than 250 national governing bodies and event rights holders, along with more than 750 sports commissions and CVBs, to Fort Worth.

High-profile events such as the American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championships, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball 1st & 2nd Rounds and the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships will take place at the new Dickies Arena in the six weeks leading up to the Symposium.

“We could not be more excited for NASC to select Fort Worth as the 2022 host city,” said Jason Sands, director of sports at Visit Fort Worth. “We look forward to the opportunity to showcase all the amazing things Fort Worth has to offer.”

The development of Fort Worth’s sports product is a major initiative for Visit Fort Worth as plans near for a citywide evaluation of youth and amateur venues. The NASC Symposium’s Sports Legacy Fund will continue this development with the awarding of an annual grant to single non-profit organization in need. The fund is a way for members of the sport tourism community to make a personal and lasting impact on sports programs and initiatives that serve the underprivileged throughout the country.

“Fort Worth’s sports profile is rising, and we are delighted the commissioners selected our city for their annual meeting,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth. “Our downtown and Sundance Square offer one of the best convention experiences in the country.”

The conference is expected to book 4,000 room nights and bring more than $1.6 million in economic impact. For more information on the National Association of Sports Commissions, please visit www.sportscommissions.org. For media interviews, please contact Sarah Covington.

Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure.  A sports fan’s paradise, Fort Worth is home to Texas Motor Speedway – host to “Big Hoss, the world’s largest HD video board” as well as dozens of races a year. The famed Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District serves as a venue for some of the best rodeo acts in the country, and the whole city goes purple on Texas Christian University’s (TCU) game days. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.

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