Report: Economic Impact of U.S. Open Golf Could Reach $100 Million
10 Jun, 2013
The economic impact on the Philadelphia region of this month's U.S. Open Golf Championship could approach $100 million, sports and hospitality-industry observers predict.
An article in Philly.com explained that businesses within easy reach of Merion Golf Club - from limousine and catering services, to restaurants, to bed and breakfasts - were reporting significant spikes in bookings for tournament week June 10-16, were some Center City hotels.
In the article, USGA spokesman, Dan Hubbard, noted that about 190,000 spectators, volunteers, and staff are expected to attend the event. Hubbard said numbers were a range based on how previous host cities did with the event.