Spartanburg hopes to become a hub for NCAA events

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Spartanburg hopes to become a hub for NCAA events

Spartanburg hopes to become a hub for NCAA events

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NOLAN BLAIR EXPLAINS. >> WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF COMMUNICATING WITH NCAA FOR OVER FIVE YEARS. AND ACTIVELY RECRUITING. REPORTER: SPARTANBURG CHAMBER’S KRISTYN HAWKINS GROUNDWORK IS STARTING TO BEAR FRUIT. IN 2021, MILIKEN’S CAMPUS WILL BE BUSY WITH RUNNERS. >> FINALLY LANDED THE NCAA DIVISION II AS WELL AS DIVISION III CROSS COUNTRY MENS AND WOMEN’S REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. REPORTER: THEY SAY THEY SUBMITTED BIDS FOR 33 FUTURE NCAA EVENTS TO BE HELD IN THIS COMMUNITY. >> SINCE DIVISION TWO AND THREE CROSS-COUNTRY REGIONAL TRAM — CHAMPIONSHIPS. REPORTER: BIDS ARE ALSO IN TO HOST WOMEN’S LACROSSE AND FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT LIMESTONE COLLEGE. WITH SPARTANBURG BEING THE HOST CITY. >> GREATLY IMPACT OUR LOCAL ECONOMY. IT WILL BENEFIT THE HOTELS AS WELL AS THE RESTAURANTS. REPORTER: GOOD WORDS TO HEAR FOR THE SPARTANBURG MARRIOT. ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. >> DURING THE EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN, WE WERE DOWN TO A FEW ROOMS IN THE HOTEL. REPORTER: BUT WHEN THE NCAA COMES TO TOWN. >> IT WILL FILL THE HOTEL. REPORTER: HAWKINS SAYS THIS WILL BE THE FIRST NCAA EVENT OF THIS KIND IN SPARTANBURG SINCE 1995 >> WE ARE THRILLED. REPO

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Spartanburg hopes to become a hub for NCAA events

Spartanburg hopes to become a hub for NCAA events

With recent drops in revenue amid the pandemic, businesses in Spartanburg are hoping the city wins some of its bids to host future NCAA events.

With recent drops in revenue amid the pandemic, businesses in Spartanburg are hoping the city wins some of its bids to host future NCAA events.

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