2019-20 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship brought over 1 Million Dollar Economic Impact to Region
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 40th annual NAIA Women’s and 55th annual Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Championships were hosted in Brookings, S.D. for the 2nd straight year and each year has boosted the local economy.
The NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships brought in student-athletes, coaches and fans from all over the country to Brookings, S.D. from anywhere between one-to-four days. Over the course of the champions, teams and fans not only occupy the hotels of the region but patronize local restaurants and attractions.
- Overall estimated economic impact: $1,961,604
- There were a total of 1,415 student-athletes with 31 states and 129 NAIA schools represented
- There was an average stay of 4 nights with around 650 hotel rooms used per day
“We were very excited to host our second NAIA National Track and Field Championship Meet,” said Jeff Dittman, DSU athletic director. “We wanted to build off our first meet and create an even better experience for the athletes and coaches. Many thanks to the city of Brookings, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Swiftel Center, SDSU, our DSU Coaching staff and all the volunteers who put so many hours into this great championship event.
For more information:
On the NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field CLICK HERE
On the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field CLICK HERE
On hosting a championship CLICK HERE