Goodell To Attend NFC Title Game, Skip Foxboro CareerBuilder Challenge Eyes Casual Golf Fans Lindsey Vonn Aims To Ski Against Men Virgin Sport Announces First Events Bevacqua: PGA Championship Dates Are Flexible On Location Offers Unique Deal For Big Game U.S., Canada, Mexico Could Co-Host '26 World Cup Atlanta Host Committee Ready For '18 CFP Title Game FIFA Votes To Expand World Cup Field To 48 Teams Tampa Eyeing Another CFP Championship
RI TOUTS $23M IN BOOST FROM GRAVITY GAMES; BOFFO YEAR IN HUB
Published December 9, 1999
The RI Sports Council released a study which estimates the economic impact of the '99 Gravity Games at about $23M. That figure is an estimate of the total sales impacts -- direct plus indirect -- associated with the event. The study shows that about $17M was generated from direct sales associated with the Games, mostly through meals, beverages, hotels and construction materials. Additionally, the study found that 54,400 of the 200,500 fans that attended the event were non-RI residents and that the non-residents spent an average of $80 a day (Gravity Games). Meanwhile, the Winter Gravity Games has announced that its $325,000 purse for the January event in CA is the most for an alternative winter sports event ever (Gravity Games). STELLAR YEAR IN BEANTOWN: In Boston, Gregg Krupa called '99 an "unprecedented year for athletic events" in the city, as, according to the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, ten "major sports events in the area" generated $270M in the local economy (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/8).