On the heels of the NCAA’s recent award of six sports championships to KC totaling $27 million, Visit KC today announces seven major convention bookings for future years. These groups represent the sports, military, religious, agricultural, multi-cultural and nonprofit segments. Together, these events will generate a combined total of more than $60 million into the local economy. Economic impact is based upon a combination of attendance and room nights.
Today’s largest announcement is Triple Crown Sports, which manages nearly 300 youth events across the country in baseball, basketball, drift car racing, fast pitch softball and volleyball selected KC for its Volleyball NIT President’s Day Weekend for multiple years. Starting in 2019, this group brings an estimated 8,500 attendees annually pouring an estimated $24.5 million over the course of five years.