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Chattanooga sporting events bring $23M to city

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Chattanooga officials estimate $23 million was brought into the region from sporting events in 2010.

The Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee says this is the fourth year with and economic impact over $23 million.

The GCSEC credits several major events for the economic success, including Athletic Championships Cheerleading which brought in about $1.5 million, the National Softball Association Girls Fastpitch "B" World Series and 18-U World Series with an economic impact of $1.7 million, and the Head of the Hooch Rowing Regatta which added $4.75 million to community coffers.

"With the recent announcements of upcoming events such as the NSA Softball World Series, AAU Girls Basketball, and USSSA Black American Worlds, the future looks just as bright as the last couple of years for Chattanooga," said Sports Committee Board Chairman Rick Thompson in a release Friday.

The 2010 year fell just short of the $25 million record year, set in 2009.

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