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Partner Spotlight: Gainesville Sports Commission


Founded in 1988, the Gainesville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote tourism through sports.

The Gainesville Sports Commission is a liaison that assists with hosting, creating and supporting over 45 sporting events annually. By bringing participants and spectators to sporting events, the Gainesville Sports Commission creates approximately 20 million dollars annually of direct economic impact for its community.

By the Numbers

Annually, the Gainesville Sports Commission has some pretty impressive impact:

  • 45+ events
  • 60,000 sporting event attendees
  • $20M in direct, economic impact
  • 50,000 out-of-town attendees
  • 43,000 room nights
  • $4M in direct, hotel impact

Working with EventConnect

The EventConnect platform’s data collection features are the most appealing to our organization as they will aid our monthly reporting efforts to our County Administration, elected officials, and local stakeholders.

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