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Fort Worth Welcomes New Sports Tournamet Business

19 Apr, 2009


Tournaments Expected to Generate More Than $2.4 Million in Economic Impact for City

The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau announces that Fort Worth will host several upcoming sports tournaments, each of which represents new business for the city's convention and meetings industry. Expected to generate more than $2.4 million in economic impact for the city, the upcoming tournaments are the 2009 Men's Region V Texas-New Mexico Junior College Baseball Championship; the 2009 Premier Baseball Senior High School Championship; and the 2009 Texas West Little League Tournament.

"Fort Worth is an outstanding sports tournament destination," said David DuBois, CMP, CAE, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Our tournament sites along with superior hotel offerings, attractions and restaurants provide a variety of entertainment options for visiting teams, families, and spectators. We expect to see continued growth in this market segment for Fort Worth."

The Fort Worth Cats will be hosting the Men's Region V Texas-New Mexico Junior College Baseball Championships at LaGrave Field May 10-13, 2009. This 15 game double elimination tournament will feature the top four teams from the two Region V junior college divisions. Visitor spending at this tournament is expected to generate approximately $270,000 in economic impact. The 2009 Premier Baseball Senior High School Championship will be held at a variety of locations around the metroplex, including Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Southwest Christian College, additional college locations and high school parks July 14-19, 2009. Up to 32 teams will convene for this event and professional scouts are also going to be on hand. Economic impact from this tournament is expected to generate $904,000.

Fort Worth's Westside Little League will be the host of the 2009 Texas West Little League Tournament to be held at Kelly Park and Camp Carter Baseball/Softball Complex July 23-30, 2009. The tournament will bring 40 teams, coaches, their families, friends, and fans from all around the state of Texas to Fort Worth. This group is expected to generate nearly $1.3 million in economic impact for the city.

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