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  • GREATER CLEVELAND SPORTS COMMISSION REACHES MORE THAN $686 MILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT AND 191 HOSTED EVENTS

    CLEVELAND –  Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) reached $686,833,932 in economic impact, a notable achievement for the 19-year old non-profit. The organization responsible for hosting large-scale sporting events has played a significant role in attracting or managing 191 events in Northeast Ohio.

    “This is a significant milestone for our organization,” said David Gilbert, President and CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “The impact we’re making on the Northeast Ohio economy, and in our community, speaks volumes to how far Cleveland has come and where we are headed with our momentum.”

    Recently, GCSC was selected to host 2022 NBA All-Star Game in partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers and 2024 NCAA Women’s Final Four in conjunction with the Mid-American Conference. NBA All-Star Game is projected to generate over $100 million in economic impact.

    Cleveland will host the following large-scale events over the next several years:

     

    Date

    Event

    Projected Impact

    June 22, 2019

    Concacaf Gold Cup

    $4,000,000

    July 9, 2019

    MLB All-Star Weekend

    $65,000,000

    August 10-11, 2019

    USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals

    $6,500,000

    March 20 & 22, 2020

    NCAA DI Men’s Basketball 1st and 2nd Rounds

    $8,000,000

    February 20, 2022

    NBA All-Star Game

    $100,000,000

    April 5-7, 2024

    NCAA Division I Women’s Final Four

    $22,000,000

    Total Projected Economic Impact

    $205,500,000

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    About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 190 sporting events which provide more than $686 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. 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 clevelandsports.org.