57 NCAA bids submitted for 2018-2022 for a total EI of $35M
27 are from Cary (WCC, MCC, WLax, Tennis, Softball, Baseball, XCountry)
Division I Women’s College Cup (soccer)
TRN: 1,200 (Total Room Nights)
Direct Visitor Spending: $440,000
Attendees: 20,000 (for 2 sessions)
Division III M&W Tennis
Direct Visitor Spending: $360,000
Attendees: 700 (over 6 days)
Division I Women’s Lacrosse
Direct Visitor Spending: $400,000
Attendees: 8,000 (over 2 sessions)
Division II Baseball World Series
Direct Visitor Spending: $840,000
Attendees: 12,500 (over 8 days)
- Any other impacts to Cary? Hosting these championships gives Cary citizens a unique opportunity to attend and volunteer for national championships in multiple sports. It complements the CASL showcase tournaments for the girls and boys participating to be able to attend the championships as well as the college coaches to attend the youth tournament and the national championship at the same time.
- Cary is known for its support of amateur sports and has been continuing to try to improve that brand over the years. How would this impact that brand? College sports are a huge part of the Cary Sports Venues from Collegiate championships to conference championships to invitational tournaments to regular season college games on neutral turf and to college club tournaments in association with NIRSA and USTA. But there are many high school events and youth tournaments each weekend that make up the “amateur” focus in Cary.
- Are these the largest tournaments Cary holds at each of these venues? Yes, they are some of the largest at each venue. Below is a list of the largest events at each venue:
WakeMed Soccer Park – College Cup, ACC Soccer Championships, Exhibition Matches in conjunction with RailHawks (most recent 10,000 crowd at the West Ham United game in July)
USA Baseball National Training Complex – D2 World Series, USA Baseball international games vs Cuba, Japan, etc. (this will only increase as baseball is back in the Olympics for 2020), Irish Classic Invitational
Cary Tennis Park – Atlantic Tire Pro Tournament (going on this week), ACC Tennis Championships, Tennis on Campus – National Club championships, other Junior National & Regional Champions
- How many years have each been held in Cary?
NCAA Championships: (24 hosted)
DI Baseball Regionals and Super Regionals 2008 (UNC was the host institution).
Men’s College Cup – 4 yrs (2005, 2007, 2009, 2014)
Women’s College Cup – 7 yrs (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015)
Div II Baseball - 8 yrs (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Div III Men’s & Women’s Tennis – 2012
Div III Cross Country Regionals – 2011
Div II Cross Country – 2003
ACC Women’s Soccer Championship
November 4 & 6
WakeMed Soccer Park
Host: Town of Cary, GRSA & CASL
Attendees: 1,500 x 2 days = 3,000
Direct Visitor Spending: $210,000
This event is big for publicity and a national exposure. Attendance may seem low however that is stronger than at other locations.
We have been planning however our expenses for this championship is nominal.
This is a break even event. ACC normally covers all of our costs for this event (by contract).
ACC Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championship
Cary Tennis Park
Host: Town of Cary & GRSA
Direct Visitor Spending: $285,000
This is one of the larger events at Cary Tennis Park and one of the most successful events.
This event usually breaks even with ticket sales and expenses.
No expenses incurred as of now.
ACC Championships: (33 hosted)
ACC Tennis – 11 yrs (2005-2016) except one year
ACC Women’s Soccer – 11 yrs (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
ACC Men’s Soccer – 10 yrs (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)
ACC Cross Country – 2009 (and hosting 2016)