Memorial Day Weekend To Bring Major Sports Events To Connecticut And Money For Area Businesses
As Connecticut gears up for the long Memorial Day Weekend and the start of the summer season, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTmeetings), the state’s official meetings and sports event sales and marketing organization, welcomes the following major sports events that will excite fans and bring new dollars into the state:
NCAA’s “DI, DII, DIII Men’s Lacrosse National Championships”: May 28-30, 2022
At Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field (East Hartford).
Boys and Girls Vertical Hoops’ “New Haven Memorial Day Classic”: May 27-29, 2022
At Floyd Little Athletic Center (New Haven) and Connecticut Sports Center (Woodbridge).
“Oakwood Premier Soccer Memorial Day Tournament”: May 28-30, 2022
At Multiple locations: Oakwood Soccer Park (Portland); Addison Park (Glastonbury); Nayaug School (Glastonbury); Hebron Avenue School (Glastonbury); Glastonbury High School (Glastonbury); Smith Middle School (Glastonbury); Middletown Turf Sporting CT (Middletown); and Veterans Memorial Park (Manchester).www.oakwoodsoccer.com/opi-tournament
PlayFPN “Memorial Day Challenge”: May 28-30, 2022
At Fastpitch Nation Park (Windsor).
New England AAU Volleyball’s “Fun at the Sun Super Regional”: May 28-30, 2022
At Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville).
Boys “Future Champions Lacrosse Tournament”: May 29-30, 2022
At Newington High School (Newington).
“We are thrilled about this long holiday weekend,” explains Robert Murdock, President of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTmeetings). “These tournaments will bring athletes, officials, families and fans, who will spend a projected combined total of $13,337,087* in hotels, restaurants, attractions, and services in their regions. The NCAA DI, DII, DIII Men’s Lacrosse National Championships in East Hartford alone are expected to generate more than $9.7 Million in spending – that is double the impact of last year’s tournament. In total, these six events will support over 4,200 tourism-related jobs in Connecticut, and will produce over $506,000 in Connecticut sales tax,” says Murdock. “Our Bureau has been working with these sports promoters to help bring their events to our state, and we look forward to our biggest summer season of the past few years.” (*Destinations International economic calculator FY 2021-22).
The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTmeetings) is the state’s official meetings and sports event sales and marketing organization. Working in partnership with businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations and their surrounding communities, the Middletown, Conn.-based CTmeetings markets all of the state – convention and meeting venues, hotels and attractions, and sporting venues – as a premier destination for international, national, regional and statewide conferences, conventions, and major sports events. CTmeetings is funded by private sector partnership support and through the DECD/CT Office of Tourism. For more info, visit www.CTmeetings.org or call 860-728-6789.