34.9 million people traveled with an overnight stay to participate in or watch an amateur sports event.
— Study by Sports Marketing Surveys USA
53 Million traveling athletes participate in youth sports events. Nearly 60% of parents return to the city for a vacation and 74% recommend the location to others.
— University of Florida
Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor of sport management at George Washington University, estimated that families spend $10 billion on youth sports travel annually, and the figure has been rising every year.
— Kelley Holland for CNBC
In 2015, estimated visitor spending associated with amateur sports events in the U.S. was $9.45 billion.
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