BOSTON SPORTS SCENE SET TO PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999
The '99 Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline, MA,
"will be the centerpiece" of an "impressive array of events"
scheduled to take place in Boston that year, according to
Will McDonough of the BOSTON GLOBE. The Country Club has
"already sold" 57 corporate tents at $250,000 each for the
week. That, along with TV revenues, ticket sales, and
concessions and merchandising revenue means the event "will
spin off" $90-100M. Pat Moscaritolo, President of Boston's
Visitors and Convention Bureau said "something like" 6,000
of the city's hotel rooms "have already been booked for that
week," half of the rooms in Boston. In '99, Boston will
also host MLB's All-Star Game at Fenway Park, two rounds of
the NCAA basketball tournament at the FleetCenter, and The
Davis Cup, with Foxboro being one of the finalists to host
the Women's World Cup (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/12).