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Recent college sporting events reportedly injected nearly $95 million into the local economy – WSOC TV

By February 14, 2022March 26th, 2022Sports events

CHARLOTTE — Spending on hotel rooms, restaurant meals and other expenses related to events hosted or promoted by the Charlotte Sports Foundation added $52 million to the local economy last year, according to new figures compiled by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. The estimated total impact reached $94.76 million when spin-off expenses are included.

The non-profit sports foundation recruits events to promote tourism and generate spending for visitors. Major events in 2021 included a college football game between top-ranked teams Clemson and Georgiathe annual ACC Football Championship and the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

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All three games, plus a season opener between Appalachia State and Eastern Carolina, were played at Bank of America Stadium in downtown.

The sports foundation also provided local organizing assistance for the ACC Baseball Championship, a week-long event played at Truist Field. It was the first time Charlotte had hosted the ACC baseball tournament in 20 years — and the first for Truist Field, which opened in 2014.

Combined, the college football and baseball events drew 271,831 fans, filling 113,994 hotel room nights.

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