CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Visit Clarksville welcomed two major events this weekend that, combined, added more than $3.2 million to the local economy.
The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Track & Field State Championships brought approx. 2,520 visitors, including 600 athletes, who competed at Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium for top medals in discus throw, high jump, long jump, shot put along with multiple track events.
Nearly 6,000 players and spectators, including 138 teams from five states, were part of the Queen City Cup Soccer Tournament, an open invitational hosted by the Clarksville Soccer Club. The three-day event at Heritage Park featured 220 matches and attracted teams from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Alabama and Tennessee.
Another multi-event weekend takes place with the AAU Super Qualifier Basketball Tournament and the Pro Tour Horseshoe Tournament June 2-4 in Clarksville.
A new event for Clarksville, the Tennessee/Kentucky Future Stars Classic is a football game for showcasing the talents of the best seventh and eighth graders in both states June 17 at Fortera Stadium. Approx. 5,880 players, coaches and spectators are expected to attend.
Basketball soon follows with the AAU Boys’ 10U Basketball National Championships July 7-12 at the APSU Dunn Center and area secondary school gyms.
During the 2016-17 fiscal year, Visit Clarksville hosted sports events for basketball, soccer, cross country, track & field, softball, horseshoes, bowling and fishing. These events brought 63,934 visitors to Clarksville-Montgomery County who spent an estimated $9.2 million while here on lodging, gas, meals and miscellaneous shopping.
About Visit Clarksville
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Tourism Commission was established by the State of Tennessee in 1979 to positively influences tourism in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area by promoting tourist attractions, hosting conventions, group tours and engaging in large-scale marketing efforts. In 2015, the organization adopted the Visit Clarksville brand. Visit Clarksville is governed by nine board of director members who are selected jointly by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Mayors, and is funded by a portion of the local hotel-motel tax.
Photo Caption: The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) Track & Field State Championships were held at APSU’s Fortera Stadium on Saturday. Pictured here are Discus Throw, Shot Put and the High Jump.