Womens Final Four could have $20 million economic impact in Tampa Bay

Have you seen the local celebrities out dribbling in Tampa? That’s because for a third time the NCAA Women’s Final Four is coming to the city of Tampa. Yes, we’re ready some some basketball, but we’re also ready for some serious economic activity.

Last year, the Associated Press reported that NCAAW Final Four fans injected more than $22 million into the Columbus, Ohio economy. Back in 2008, fans in Tampa produced more than $19 million in economic activity, according to the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.

2019 Dribble to Work Day

Well… that was an amazing day! #WFFDribble was a HUGE success. The amount of enthusiasm and support for the 2019 NCAA Women's Basketball #WFinalFour in #TampaBay is unparalleled. We can't wait to tip-off in less than three weeks! Now, take a look back at just a small portion of Dribble to Work Day… Thank you #TeamTampaBay! #WFFTampaBay #WFFDribbleTampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Lightning USF Athletics Tampa Bay Rowdies @City of Tampa Government Tampa Police Department Hillsborough County, Florida Government

Posted by Tampa Bay Sports Commission on Monday, March 18, 2019

Hotels will get booked up. Restaurants across the city will be replete with basketball fans hungry for NCAAW action. You can imagine the boat and kayak rentals, museums and local zoos will also be bustling with out-of-state visitors.

Whether you’re pulling for UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina or Louisville, these games are a huge win for the city of Tampa.

The Final Four takes place on April 5 and April 7 at Amalie Arena. Click here for tickets.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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