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    Large scale sporting events to provide major economic impact to Northeast Ohio in 2017

    The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has a year of large scale sporting events scheduled for 2017. Cleveland continues to be a leader in the hosting of significant national sporting events, including the  Junior Volleyball Association Rock ‘N Rumble (JVA) which returns to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland on Jan. 21-22, 2017 in Downtown Cleveland. 

    This two-day tournament will bring more than 300 girls volleyball teams and their families from various regions of the United States and Canada. Additionally, an estimated 5,000 spectators will be in attendance which will bring in a projected $2.5 million in economic revenue for the City of Cleveland. JVA has also committed to host tournaments in Northeast Ohio through 2020.

    In addition to JVA Rock ‘N Rumble, eight collegiate, amateur and professional sporting events have been awarded to Northeast Ohio. These events are scheduled between January and September 2017.  Some highlights include the recently announced CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017, USA Fencing North American Cup and NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

    “As the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission enters its 17th year, we’re excited to announce another incredible year of sporting events,” said David Gilbert, president and CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “Our organization is excited to host both new and returning events which will provide a projected economic impact of over $13.5 million to Northeast Ohio.”

    A complete list of events awarded in 2017 totaling an estimated $13,510,000 in economic impact, are listed below.



    Project Economic Impact

    January 21-22, 2017

    Junior Volleyball Association National Tournament


    February 24-25, 2017

    Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships


    March 10-13, 2017

    USA Fencing North American Cup


    May 24-28, 2017

    MAC Baseball Championships


    May 25-27, 2017

    NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships


    June 1-4, 2017

    USA Wrestling ASICS & FILA Cadet National Championships


    July 15, 2017

    CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017


    September 2017



    2017 Total Projected Economic Impact   


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    About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting nearly 170 sporting events which have contributed over $450 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. The GCSC supports the local economy, utilizes sports as a vehicle to forward community agendas and maintains a goal of producing events that are more successful when held in Cleveland than in other cities. For more information, visit