Sports commission reaps record tourism numbers

Grand Rapids Business Journal | By Danielle Nelson

The West Michigan Sports Commission had a record-breaking year in 2019.

The sports nonprofit hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in its history. There were 99 events that attracted the most athletes and visitors in a year at 230,382. Those events generated $54.3 million in estimated direct visitor spending and filled a record 50,245 hotel room nights.

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Media Contacts

West Michigan Sports Commission:

Katy Tigchelaar

Kim Skeltis, Blue Blaze PR

Meijer State Games of Michigan:

Eric Engelbarts, II

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