Thursday, September 8, 2011

Final accounting from the big Labor Day soccer tourney

Youth soccer play from the Labor Day weekend at Lakewood Ranch. (Photo by Paul Videla)

Here are some numbers for you from the Labor Day Nike Cup Soccer Tournament at Lakewood Ranch.

In all, 19,000 amateur athletes and their families generated more than $8 million in economic impact to the region, according to a press release from Schroeder-Manatee Ranch.

“Business owners from Dunkin Donuts to Subway sandwich shop to Starbucks and Publix have all commented about how busy they were because of soccer players and their families over the weekend,” Tim Mulqueen, sports director at Lakewood Ranch, said in the press release.

For more, see Friday's Lakewood Ranch Herald.

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