Bonita Springs News


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11/26/2013 General

Basketball Tournament to Generate Nearly $750,000


The inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase (, which features 16 college basketball teams and tipped off Monday at Germain Arena, will have a local economic impact approaching $750,000, according to tourism officials. An eight-team men’s tournament through Wednesday will be followed by an eight-team women’s tournament from Friday through Sunday. All teams will play three games. The teams are staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples, while more than two dozen game officials and media members and additional fans will be housed at the Embassy Suites and other hotels near the arena. In all, between 800 and 1,000 visitors are expected.



Courtesy of Gulfshore Business Daily