Dayton lands the big one: BassMaster tournament could bring $2.5 million
BassFest is an outdoor expo that will set up at Point Park, one of the city's lakefront parks. Point Park is also where the BassMaster stage, which is three semi-trailers long, will be, with a Jumbotron screen aimed toward the river.
Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 12:18 pm EDT
The biggest thing since the prosecution of John Scopes is here.
City leaders are talking about a nearly-unprecedented economic impact and national attention from the BassMaster tournament and inaugural BassFest expo, which starts Wednesday.
"I feel good about $2.5 million [in economic impact]," said Mayor Gary Louallen.
The 5-day tournament could pump up to $250,000 into tax coffers for the city -- which is in the ballpark of what is normally generated in sales taxes in an entire month.
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