Burlington Now An Official Regional Sports Authority District

Burlington, Iowa is now officially a Regional Sports Authority District.

What this means, is that the city received a $50,000 state grant to market and promote sporting events in the community. Nine events have partnered with the Greater Burlington Sports Commission this year, and will receive a portion of the grant.

Executive Director of Greater Burlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Beth Nickel, says those events bring a lot of money to our area…

“Those nine events have a combined attendance of over 2,500 people and the economic impact to our community based on those events is over $3.8 million. Sports is a very important market for our community and i think we’ll continue to see that market grow.”

Some of the sporting events will attract people nation wide.

Only 10 communities in Iowa are made a Regional Sports Authority District, but it’s an annual process and must be applied for each year to maintain that status.