Weekend softball tournament expected to generate $1M for Tri-City economy
A National Softball Association of Washington event set for this weekend is expected to draw more than 4,000 people to the Tri-Cities.
The Tri-Cities is hosting is one of the organization’s largest tournaments, with more than 110 teams from throughout the Pacific Northwest competing, on April 7-9.
The Ice Breaker Girls Fastpitch Tournament is expected to draw more than 4,000 players, coaches and spectators to the Tri-Cities, generating more than a $1 million in visitor spending for the local economy, according to Visit Tri-Cities.
A total of 28 fields in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland will be used for the 333 games scheduled.
“The NSA hosts its largest softball tournaments in the Tri-Cities. The excellent service and quality of the sporting facilities, which have been recognized as ‘outstanding’ by the organization, have kept the NSA returning to our community for more than a decade,” said Kris Watkins, president and CEO of Visit TRI-CITIES.
Play begins on Friday with finals taking place on Sunday. A complete list of this weekend’s games can be found at nsawa.com.