Monday, June 3, 2019
When the first pitch is thrown on May 30 at this year’s NCAA Women’s College World Series it will be the 29th time the tournament has been held in Oklahoma City. The week-long event brings 70,000 spectators to OKC each year. As part of an agreement to keep the series at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, the venue had to undergo millions of dollars in renovations. A $27.5 million bond package passed in 2017 is funding those improvements, and it’s money well-spent.
“Teams and fans flood local hotels, restaurants and shops during each tournament and their direct economic impact is more than $15 million,” said Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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