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Events like the 2012 MSHSAA Softball Championships going on at Killian Sports Complex help drive extra dollars into the local economy. Image by Chaser Media for MSHSAA / ChaserNow.com / Chase Snider
A number of high school and other national sporting events are calling Springfield home for their championships. All the extras visitors end up eating in area restaurants, staying in Springfield hotels, and shopping local stores.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board says they are happy to play a role.
“We’re really excited about bringing a lot of out-of-town visitors to Springfield and Greene County for these four championship events,” said Bob Belote, Director of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
“While they may affect local traffic at times, the positive impact on our local economy as well as the opportunities for our local athletes are extremely significant.”
Some local events going on:
The Park Board says overall the 50+ annual sporting events generate more than $13 million on local revenue.
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