2014 Summit League Tournament Delivers at Turnstile, Cash Register
The numbers are in and once again the Summit League Basketball Tournament outdid itself in Sioux Falls.
According to the Sioux Falls Sports Authority, the 2014 event contributed an estimated $8.52 million in total business sales to the Sioux Falls economy, generating $4.55 million dollars in direct business sales and $3.97 million in indirect business sales. Those numbers factor in local taxes, lodging, transportation, food, entertainment, shopping, organizer spending, and media coverage.
Overall, the tournament attracted 37,304 fans for the women’s and men’s sessions combined, the third highest attendance in event history.
Next year, the Summit League Tournament moves into the Denny Sanford Premier Center where the seating capacity nearly doubles from the Sioux Falls Arena.