Economic Impact of Cancelling tournaments???
Posted by Professor Hippity Hop on May 15, 2019, 3:14 pm
I know there has been a lot of talk most recently with rain outs at a few conference events. I know way back in the day Softball Today (DW's buddies) wrote a very good article about a So.Cal tournament being cancelled roughly 20 years ago and how it affected the City and the economy. |
I'm almost positive it was Memorial day weekend in Lancaster somewhere in the 90s. The article was written by Don "Dice" Goldstein. Lancaster at the big 8 would run simultaneously 3 or 4 nit's. I know they had Major, B and C for sure as I played in those a handful of years, they may have mixed in a D one also. Long story short it was one of those tourneys where it rained big time through the week and the fields were thrashed but savable, well that Saturday it was clear but the city cancelled the tournament the night before.
Now I know there was at least 75+ teams scheduled to play the various NIT's that weekend where the majority of them would need lodging, etc..... well that all didn't happen due to the cancellation. Dice wrote a generic number where the city may have lost $200K in rooms, food, gas, etc... by the cancellation.
I'm curious to today's standards and economic impact for cancelling tourneys like conference events?
I know if a tourney like Corkys, Firemans etc.. or some random Carnival tourney it could be devastating.
Just some random thoughts is all. Go ahead and rip me to shreds now