Butler County Sports Commission will partner with community sports to increase local sports revenue
BUTLER COUNTY, PA (February 19, 2016) – Sports in Butler County is a multi-million dollar industry attracting a wide-range of sporting events to the area. Within just a few years, Butler County hosted a variety of events from the USCAA Baseball Small College World Series to the 2015 World Disc Golf Championship and many others in between. With venues such as the Dicks Sporting Goods Sportsplex, Miracle League Field, Moraine State Park, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and others, Butler County continues to attract sporting events to the area and is poised to quickly become one of the regions leading sports markets.
The goal of the Butler County Sports Commission is to establish Butler County as a premier sports event destination with proven economic impact to the venues, hotels, businesses, organizations and residents of Butler County. The commission is comprised of a group of community business and industry leaders who will be “ambassadors” for the organization and will offer their expertise and assistance as the industry continues to grow. Individuals in the group represent the county’s multi-level sports from the local high schools and colleges, as well as semi-professional and professional sports organizations.
“Butler County sits in a unique position to generate more revenue from tournaments and sporting events of all kinds,” said Jack Cohen, President of Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. “We have the venues to accommodate a wide variety of sports and the hotel capacity to host traveling teams; now is the time to really tap into this industry and help the sporting organizations grow and create a positive economic impact here in Butler County.”
The commission is currently forging new relationships within the sports industry and is working on the development of a website where additional information will be available.