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Grand Slam Sports Tournaments is proud to have been named the Small Market 2019 Champions of Economic Impact by Sports Destination Management!

For Immediate Release

November 4, 2019

2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

Announced by Sports Destination Management 

Birmingham, AL — Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, today announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $1 billion to the national economy over the past year. 

“This year’s nominations were incredible,” said Publisher Scott Swoger. “We were amazed not just by the sheer volume of events, but by the scope. We saw an amazing array of entries — from team to individual, from youth to seniors, and across all disciplines and all levels of play. Events nominated represented not just the traditional tournaments but emerging sports, showing us that this industry is continuing its evolution.”The most outstanding of those received were recognized and presented with event details in a special feature published in the November/December 2019 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online.  

The 2019 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball
Visit Panama City Beach
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida
Total Room Nights: 28,000
Total Economic Impact: $17,000,000

Grand Slam Sports Tournaments LLC celebrated the 15th year of its World
Series events this past June and July. The event started out in 2004 with one week and 60 teams; it has since grown into a four-week-long event with over 400 teams from more than 20 states in attendance. Each year’s attendance and economic impact surpass those of the previous year. In 2019, the event played out at Frank Brown Park and the new Panama City Beach Sports Complex and brought in more than 25,000 spectators and tourists.