Published on December 9, 2008
Sport Tourism : Sport Tourism Paul Charbonneau Brantford – March 30, 2006 Key Figures : Key Figures Over 200,000 sporting events held each year in Canada.* Sport Travel represents $2.4 billion in total tourism spending, annually.* *Canadian Tourism Commission - 2004 Economic Impacts* : Economic Impacts* *From the Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model - CSTA Economic Impacts* : Economic Impacts* *From the Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model - CSTA Budget Surpluses : Budget Surpluses More Impacts : More Impacts Economic It costs less to host an event than it does for your team to go to one People Volunteer involvement, marketable job skill development Sport Expose community to a new or emerging sport creates opportunity to grow the sport Capital investment, facility refit Facilities : Facilities Multi-sport venues or Multi-field locations are more cost effective Facilities drive Sport Tourism and Community Development Variety of funding and financial plans out there City owned and operated City owned and 3rd Party operated 3rd Party owned and operated with Community usage guarantees Facility Plans : Facility Plans Kingston Current plans 1 Multiplex (4pad) & 1 LVEC 4 pad ice complex to replace 3 current rinks Older rinks to be converted to other sport facilities Exploring partnership with YMCA for pool and gym services at Multiplex Still finalizing financing model Harmonization of user fees across city instead of tax increases Facility Plans : Facility Plans Sylvan Lake, AB 15 yr development strategy Planned construction in 3 yr spending phases Funding through Town, Grants (Centennial), Municipal Sponsorship, Fundraising & Corporate, Inter-Municipal Partnerships Sponsorships of Building, Dressing Rooms, for 25 and 10yrs respectively Pre-budgeted operating needs, know shortfall going in. Plan only accounts for 60% usage and no concession revenues Facility Plans : Facility Plans Coquitlam, BC Sports Field Strategy Artificial turf provides 4 times more playing time Lighting at fields increases hours of operation Differentiation between city maintained and non-city maintained facilities Provides detailed costing for creation of fields and diamonds at different class levels Recommended Financing to come from City Capital Budgeting 5-7yr focus on Tournament hosting facilities Facility Plans : Facility Plans North Bay A.J. Fricker School field renovation City, School Board, Ultimate Frisbee League each contributed $15k Ultimate League – right of first refusal for field City – dedicated community use in Summer School – New Field School usage agreements Draft Agreement with all 4 School Boards School gets first priority City gets Min. 8 Hrs/wk between Victoria Day and Labour Day City keeps 15% of user fees collected during their time.