2022 Sports Destinations Management Economic Impact Champion

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau’s 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic Honored as a 2022 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destinations Management

Event at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex has $2.5 million economic impact

(ZELIENOPLE, PA) November 2, 2022 - Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing a more-than-welcome boost of over $2.42 billion to the national economy over the past year.

Among the winners is Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau’s 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic, at the UPMC Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pa.

Seventeen USHL teams and 30 youth organizations participated in this national event which resulted in 3,357 room nights and a $2.5 million total economic impact. The Fall Classic is a great opportunity for scouts and fans to see future NCAA and NHL talent in one place. The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art athletics and sports medicine facility." The complex, which is easily accessible, is located among many attractions, retail, and dining options.

All winners of awards have been recognized in a special feature published in the November/December 2022 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online.

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About Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau (BCTCB):  BCTCB is a non-profit organization designed to attract visitors to Butler County, Pennsylvania, The Bureau is funded by a tax on hotel stays and generates millions of dollars in revenue from visitor spending.   Moraine State Park, which has more than 2 million visitors each year, is the county’s top attraction and each June, thousands of Jeep enthusiasts flock to the area for the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival as Butler City is the Birthplace of the Jeep.

About Sports Destination Management: Sports Destination Management is written for the largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location decisions and event management. With content from experts and thought leaders, SDM provides in-depth coverage of sports event planning and execution through incisive and relevant articles as well as insightful, real-world case studies showcasing best practices and successful event production.

In addition to the publication, SDM offers extensive digital resources through www.sportsdestinations.com and the e-newsletter SDM Blitz, both providing decision support tools for organizers to ensure successful events at all levels of play.

About Due North Media:  A market leader for more than two decades, Due North Media, a division of Due North Consulting, Inc., is a niche business-to-business publisher providing media services to executives within specialized vertical markets impacting economic development including corporate site selection, business development, market-to-market events and sports tourism via publications, digital media, qualified list marketing and custom publishing.

Founded in 2001, Due North Consulting, Inc. has helped niche marketers obtain their goals for a decade and a half. The principals of the company have over 40 years of business-to-business advertising and marketing experience. It has been their mission to serve readers, clients and employees with integrity, humility and a continuing quest for the achievement of excellence.

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