National and state economic impact studies—including ones from Moscow and Salmon, Idaho—estimate the average amount spent per team on lodging, meals, etc. is $5,000 per tournament. Hosting five youth or adult tournaments seasonally with eight teams each can realize $200,000 in direct economic impact. Envision teams from across Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah. Many of these visitors were experiencing Bonner County for the very first time. Hockey brings them here and infuses our community with spending, sales tax, & resort tax revenue.
2018/19 TOURNAMENT ATTENDANCE: 38 Total Participating Teams 646 Player Participants (plus additional parents, coaches, & siblings) Estimated impact on retail and restaurant revenues during all of the events: Based on participant surveys, it is estimated that, on average, the players eat out 1.3 times per day spent in Teton Valley. Total Estimated Individual Restaurant Visits: 840 over the course of the event season.
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