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After much speculation it has finally been reported that the “major event” which had been rumored to be booked for the Twin City area for summer of 2014 is …. the U.S. girls’ junior volleyball championships.

Meet Minneapolis, which is Minneapolis’ visitors and convention association, made the announcement on Wednesday.

Just to give you an idea of the impact an event like this can have on the area, here are a few statistics about this particular Championships tourny:

  • it is expected to bring 9,500 – 10,000 atheletes.
  • 20,000 spectators.
  • expected to generate around $60.6 million in local business activity.
  • including $2.25 in sales tax alone.
  • Minneaplois and 13 other cities in the metro area have pre-booked some 54,200 room nights at 65 hotels.

 

This last time an event of this magnatude was held in the Cities was in 2008 for the Republican National Convention.

The 8 day tournament will be held from June 25 – July 2.

Well done Meet Minneapolis!

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