Tournament at MTSU Nets County $3 Million

Mar 16, 2012

MUFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says 60,000 high-school athletes and their supporters have visited Middle Tennessee in recent days.  They're here for the state high-school basketball championships currently underway in Murfreesboro.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is holding its annual tournament on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.  The girls championship was held last week. This week the boy’s teams are in town for their tournament.

Mona Herring is with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

“We estimate that the impact for both weeks was about $3 million. Last week was extremely good for Rutherford County, because we had a lot a lot of girls teams in. There was really not a room to be had in Rutherford County last week.”

The boy’s tournament wraps up Saturday with championship games getting under way in MTSU’s Murphy Center at two, four and six o’clock.