RENO, Nev. (AP) - The United States Bowling Congress has agreed
to bring its open championship to Reno in 2011, a move tourism officials say will pump more than $100 million into the local economy.
Officials estimate the five-month tournament will bring about 130,000 visitors to town with an overall economic impact of up to $127 million.
The Bowling Congress had made plans to hold the 2011 championship at a new facility in Orlando, Fla. But the sour economy has caused that project to be shelved. Wichita, Kan., had also made a bid for the 2011 event.
The announcement on Friday means the National Bowling Stadium in Reno will host the championship for five consecutive years running from 2009 to 2013.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com
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