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Sunday, September 13, 2009

College football game generates tourism dollars in Lawrence County OH

I spent a very pleasant early autumn Saturday afternoon over at the South Point OH high school football stadium watching Lawrence County OH unofficial college football team the Knights of Kentucky Christian University lose to Bethany College. There was a nice crowd on hand and they spent freely at the concession stand that appeared to be operated by South Point boosters.

On the marquee outside of the Country Heath Inn there was a warm welcome to the Bethany College football team and fans. They must have spent Friday night here and occupied 20 plus rooms.

When you factor in meals for the athletes, staff and their fans you have a nice chunk of cash spent in Lawrence County this weekend.

Inbound tourism can and does generate revenue in the community. The challenge is to create events and opportunity to draw people in.

Happy travels!