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Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Releases 2013 Economic Impact Numbers

Published: March 07, 2014
March 7, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Janis Ross, Executive Director, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports
Lisa Lawton, Director of Community Relations, Travel Lane County
(541) 484-5307; (800) 547-5445

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Releases 2013 Economic Impact Numbers

Eugene, Ore. - Sports events held in Lane County last year, which worked directly with Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports, generated more than $32 million for the local economy.

During January through December 2013, Travel Lane County's Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports staff tracked more than 36,000 room nights and more than 204,000 participants, who took part in everything from triathlons, volleyball and baseball tournaments to tennis matches, gymnastics and swim meets.

The impact of sports events reaches even further as more than $126 million is expected to be generated from events already confirmed to take place in the region within the next few years.

Many events in 2014 will contribute to this number, including events like the IAAF World Junior Championships, the NCAA Men's and Women's D1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and the ETFC Adidas Premier Cup.

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports recently released its economic impacts report. Click here to view the full report. Figures do not include the University of Oregon, Lane Community College, Northwest Christian University, or any other school home games.

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Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports, under the corporate umbrella of Travel Lane County, markets and promotes the region as a destination for sports, while providing resources designed to help events and planners succeed. For more information, go to

Travel Lane County is a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending. In 2012 visitors to Lane County generated more than $555 million in spending for Lane County's economy. Travel Lane County is funded by room tax paid by visitors using area lodging facilities and campgrounds.