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USSSA tournament expected to bring millions to local economy

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USSSA tournament expected to bring millions to local economy

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USSSA tournament expected to bring millions to local economy
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/6996156?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:59:26 +0000 USSSA tournament expected to bring millions to local economy USSSA tournament expected to bring millions to local economy http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/6996156?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WMDT prepping for the return of the u-triple s-a eastern world series. this 3 week long event kicks off tomorrow. and brings hundreds of softball teams from across the country to maryland's eastern shore. the majority of this tournament will take place at henry s paker athletic complex area in salisbury. 47 a-b-c's lissette nunez was there earlier and tells us that officials say -- this tournament brings thousands of people over the next three weeks and it's not just great for tourism - it's also a home run for the local economy. pitching noise track 1 the united states specialties sports association is back on maryland's eastern shore. james simmons,assistant tourism manager for wicomico county 0:47:29 we'll have nearly 400 teams from different states and canada coming to the lower eastern shore of maryland 10:47:35 track 2 this 3 -week -long tournament brings thousands of softball fans to the area and provides a economic spark. james simmons,assistant tourism manager for wicomico county 10:49:10 for the amount of teams that we have this year we are projecting 19 million, that's really them staying at hotels, eating at restaurants, that's them buying gas at the gas station , going to mall, going down to the boardwalk in ocean city10:49:22 track 3 feeling the rush - is la quinta in salisbury - one of the tournament host hotels. jessica dukes, director of sales laquinta inn 11:00:45 we're extremely booked, starting tomorrow we have 95 arrivals, just for the team itself, we're a 150 room property. 11:00:50 track 4 folks at laquinta tells us they've added staff around the clock - to make sure rooms are ready for visitors. jessica dukes, director of sales laquinta inn 11:01:29 completely full staffed, every department there is. we are actually having laundry and housekeeping work at nighttime so this way we can have a quick turnover for them 11:01:39 track 5 folks coming to the tournament this year - will have access to anew fieldat the athletic complex. james simmons,assistant tourism manager for wicomico county 10:50:16 everything whittles down to henry parker and all the expansion that is going out there. and it's really exciting for us, it's allowed us to keep this event in town and hopefull y to grow it in the future 10:50:27 now in terms of security. we're told - the wicomico county's sheriff's department will be helping out. deputies will also be on the streets guiding traffic. the opening ceremony for this event will take place tomorrow at 6-p-m at the wicomico county youth and civic center. and the tournament begins on thursday. and wicomico county recreation parks & tourism says -- a portion of a road near the civic




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