- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Carson City officials are weighing the benefits of sports tourism after the city spent more than what was anticipated last fiscal year on hosting events.

The Nevada Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1X25SoT ) the city spent more than $87,000 on sports tourism in FY 2014-15, exceeding the money allocated by the city’s Visitor’s Bureau board by more than $16,000.

The board’s director, Joel Dunn, said at a recent meeting that he thinks investment in sports tourism is worthwhile, despite the excessive spending. He noted that sports tourism helped drive 10 percent of room tax revenue.

Meagan Soracco of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department said the city should be able to cut an estimated $15,000 in expenses next fiscal year as plans for two tournaments have been cancelled.

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Information from: Nevada Appeal, https://www.nevadaappeal.com

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