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CUP OF PLENTY? FL HAS TENNIS EVENT IN PALM OF HAND

          Palm Beach County, FL, officials said that hosting the
     Davis Cup Finals at Delray Beach "would mean an economic
     windfall of about $15 million" for the county, according to
     Krause & Bennett of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. 
     Charles Lehmann, Dir of the county's Tourist Development
     Council, said that the money would come from "the thousands
     of tennis fans who would spend an estimated $300 a day on
     hotels, meals and other attractions."  On Wednesday, the
     USTA and ITF chose the Delray Beach Tennis Center as the
     site of the finals, provided the U.S. beats Italy and Sweden
     beats Spain this weekend.  If not, Davis Cup rules would
     send the finals to a different location.  Tennis Center
     Manager Brahm Dubin said it would receive $10,000 to $15,000
     to host the tournament, which "may mean breaking even this
     year for the first time since the center opened five years
     ago" (Krause & Bennett, Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL 9/23). 
     In Palm Beach, Clarke & Chuck put the economic impact
     between $13-15M, and note that Delray Beach submitted its
     bid "just" three weeks ago.  The County's Convention and
     Visitor's Bureau will cover half of the $200,000 cost of
     hosting the event.  City and county officials are looking
     for sponsors to pay the remainder (PALM BEACH POST, 9/24).

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