Salt Lake City Ready to Host a Variety of Sports This Summer
1 Jul, 2020
With the state of Utah and its capital city gradually opening to locals and visitors alike and strictly adhering to Salt Lake County Health Department and CDC guidelines, at least six sporting events are slated to take place inSalt Lake this July, generating more than $9 million directly impacting Salt Lake’s visitor economy.
“As predicted, sports tourism is the first market to rebound for group meetings and events,” commented Kaitlin Eskelson, president & CEO of Visit Salt Lake. “We’re quite fortunate to have had the vision and foresight of County and City leaders over the past few decades, those who invested in the vast array of year-round, world-class facilities throughout Salt Lake which now allows our community the ability to host these fantastic events and appreciate the benefits they bring.”
The six events include the All Poly Sports Camp 2020, Jam It On Basketball’s Big Mountain Jam, Rocky Mountain Showcase, and West Coast National Championships, Legends Lacrosse Western Invitational, the 2020 North American Invitational 7s Youth Rugby Tournament and the Premier Lacrosse League’s Championship Series season tournament. A few of Salt Lake’s expansive array of facilities and sports complexes will host the events, including the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex, Mountain America Expo Center and Lone Peak Park.
Specifics for each event are:
All Poly Sports Camp 2020is being held at Lone Peak Park in Sandy July 1-2 and is expected to include 1,000 participants generating $337,000 in direct participant spending.
Jam It On Basketball is holding three events (Big Mountain Jam July 2-4, Rocky Mountain Showcase July 9-11 and West Coast National Championships July 16-18) at the Mountain America Expo Center, combining for 7,500 participants with a direct participant spend of $5.5 milliion.
Legends Lacrosse Western Invitationalis being held at the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex July 29-30 and is expected to include 2,600 participants and generate an estimated economic impact of $1.4 million.
2020 North American Invitational 7s Youth Rugby Tournamentis also being held at the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex July 29-Aug. 1 and is expected to draw 1,700 participants and generate $1 million economic impact to Salt Lake’s visitor economy.
Premier Lacrosse League Championship Series, a three-week, seven-team event, is being held at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman July 25-Aug. 9.
In addition to these events, the National Women’s Soccer League is holding its 2020 NWSL Challenge Cuppresented by P&G and Secret in Salt Lake. The 25-game tournament will kick off on June 27 at Zions Bank Stadium, with the semifinals and Final presented by Budweiser to be played at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday, July 22 and Sunday, July 26, respectively.