Owensboro preparing for ‘huge sports tourism boom’

“We will have a huge boom in sports tourism,” Jared Bratcher, sports marketing director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said recently. “We estimated that sports tourism accounted for $20 million to $22 million last year. It would be a lot more than that with the new Fisher Park and an indoor sports complex.”

It’s impossible at this point to estimate how many millions more could be generated by the two sports facilities, he said.

The indoor complex would produce an even bigger tourism impact than the ballpark, Bratcher said. “It would be the largest tourism dollar driver in the area.”

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