Class AA tournament brings large economic impact for Rapid City
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:30:29 +0000Tournament ImpactClass AA tournament brings large economic impact for Rapid Cityhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/6835407?cpt=8&wpid=2637KOTAgood evening, i'm brent wise. and im mary helen jones, thank you for joining us this evening. well, it's been a busy weekend at the rushmore plaza civic center. that's right, the first time that the double a boys and girls state basketball tournaments have been played under the same roof. rapid city>> with 16 teams competing for the state title, rapid city benefits no matter who the winner is. the rapid city chamber of commerce says they are excited to host the tournaments, and estimate a large impact on the rapid city economy. julie jensen executive director, rapid city cvb>> "we are looking at the people who are staying in our hotels and eating in our restaurants. most of the teams are from the east river, and we think that it's a greater economic impact on rapid than it would be in sioux falls, because sioux falls people live in sioux falls so they're not spending money there." jensen says that this year's economic impact is expected to be nearly 3 million dollars.