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Volleyball tournament a major economic boost

Updated: Saturday, January 18 2014, 09:42 PM CST
Posted by Don Yeager (

Sports tourism is growing fast in the Susquehanna Valley. In no place is that more evident than in Lancaster County.

The weekend of January 18th, the 6th Annual MLK Kickoff Classic Volleyball tournament takes place.

And with the tournament brings a whole lot of money for the area. Nearly 465 teams from across the country are in attendance. Including family and friends that means over 11,000 people will be in town for the tournament.

This particular tournament has expanded so much that not only will multiple venues be needed in Lancaster County, but the tournament has expanded to venues in York County as well.

The total economic impact for the area is expected to exceed $8,000,000. Volleyball tournament a major economic boost

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