KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 39th annual NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship was hosted in Sioux City, Iowa for the 11th straight year and each year has boosted the local economy.
The NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championship brings-in 32 teams and their fans to Sioux City annually from anywhere between one-to-six days. Over the course of the Championship, teams and fans not only occupy the hotels of the Sioux City region but patronize local restaurants and attractions.
- Economic spending per day estimated at $142
- There was an average stay of four days
- Overall Economic impact estimated at $10,706,800
- Attendance at the championship was 18,850
“The NAIA championships hosted in Sioux City provide direct financial support for local businesses in our community,” said Erika Newton, general manager of the Tyson Events Center. “Not only that, but business owners have a sense of pride in Sioux City that they like to share with our visitors, welcoming them into their establishments, and sharing information about things to do and see while the tournament is in town. So many local business owners also support the tournament with cash and in-kind sponsorships, giving them ownership in the success of the tournament, and bringing the entire community together to make sure teams and their fans have a memorable experience here.”
"The week of NAIA has such a positive impact on our entire community, everywhere you go the reach of the NAIA is felt,” said Corey Westra, tournament director and Great Plains Athletic Conference Commissioner. “From the arena to hotels, and the restaurants and beyond the NAIA takes over our community and has been embraced as one of the highlight weeks of the year. There is a great buzz of excitement each year during the tournament week that brings great pride to our community."
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