Pinty’s Brings $1.1 Million Boost To Local Economy

Council heard Monday night that the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling brought an estimated $1.1 million boost to the Chatham-Kent economy in September.

The estimate came through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport TREIM model.

In total, the event itself brought in $264,059 through a combination of ticket sales, rentals, sponsorship, alcohol sales, and 50/50 draws at the vent.

The world curling event saw Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg and Brad Gushue of Canada win titles.

Along with the direct revenue from the event, local hotels reported 70% capacity during September, and 54% of all ticket sales came from outside Chatham-Kent for the multi-day event.

Following the event, Sportsnet also stated they will be looking at a future event for Chatham-Kent in either the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 season.

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