The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is projecting the economic impact of sports marketing in Warren to reach $42 million in 2016.
Warren County Sports, a department of the WCCVB, plans to host approximately 107 sporting events in 2016, accounting for more than 185,000 visitors and 72,000 room nights at local hotels and bed & breakfasts.
“Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County, and sports tourism has become a driving force of the industry,” said Phillip S. Smith, President & CEO of the WCCVB said in a press release. “More and more athletes and their families from all over the globe are traveling to Warren County each year to compete in and watch our sporting events, and we fully expect that trend to continue as our reputation as a sporting destination grows.”
Highlights of this year’s event schedule include the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) Boys and Girls State Tennis Championships, the Midwest Showdown basketball tournament, the U.S. Junior Nationals basketball tournament, the 7th Annual Kings Island Invitational youth baseball tournament, and the 5th Annual Warren County Summer Slam youth baseball tournament.
Events in Warren County this year include Midwest Showdown, May 25-28 at Courts4Sports in Mason; OHSAA Boys State Tennis Championship, May 27-29 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason and the Warren County Summer Slam, June 23-26 held at various locations in Mason.