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Sports Tourism Booms in Panama City Beach with New Indoor Facility: Coca-Cola Event Center Set to Open

BySamantha Jones

Jun 12, 2024
Sporting Events in Panama City Beach Fuel Economic Growth

Families are flocking to Panama City Beach not just for its stunning beaches, but also for sports events. The city’s leaders have recognized the significant impact that sports tourism has had on the local economy.

The Publix Sports Complex, which opened in 2019, has been a key player in bringing in visitors. With 250 events hosted at the complex, over 400 thousand visitors have stayed a total of 1.3 million days in the area, spending a total of $271 million in Bay County.

During the Bay County Tourism Development Council Meeting, board members discussed the need for an indoor facility to further boost the sports tourism industry. The Coca-Cola Event Center is currently in development to meet this need. Originally planned as a facility for indoor sporting events, the center has now expanded to accommodate a variety of activities and meetings. Executive Director of the Bay County TDC, Dan Rowe, emphasized the importance of the new event center in enhancing the already great destination.

Sports tourism officials see the upcoming Coca-Cola Event Center as a positive addition to the area’s sporting events. The new indoor space will allow for the hosting of more events in the winter months. Director of Sports Tourism, Chris O’Brien, pointed out that indoor court sports like basketball, volleyball, and wrestling will greatly benefit from the new facility. Cheerleading and dance competitions, which are popular events, will also have a place at the center during the winter months.

The development of the Coca-Cola Event Center is seen as a promising opportunity to further grow

By Samantha Jones

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