NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Events brought by the Nashville SportsCouncil have helped generate a staggering $1 billion in economic impact for Nashville
since the organization’s inception in 1992, the Sports Council announced Thursday.
According to data generated by the Nashville SportsCouncil’s nationally recognized Scorecard report, the organization crossed the
$1 billion threshold this year after an unprecedented calendar of events in Fiscal Year 21-22 resulting in a yearly economic impact of $93,534,760 and
year-to-date total of $1,128,007,516.
“The core of our mission at the Nashville Sports Councilis to recruit events that have a positive economic impact and positively showcase
Nashville,” Scott Ramsey, President and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council said. “It is truly both humbling and gratifying to see that after 30 years, the Sports Council has made a billion-dollar impact on Nashville.
“Our success would not be possible without the incrediblesupport from our Sports Council members and volunteers, but also the
partnership with the sports industry, public and private sectors, and the hospitality and entertainment industries and our ability to work together to
showcase the Music City. We look forward to starting to generate the next $1 billion.”
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic effectively canceling theentire event calendar in FY 2020-21, the Sports Council rebounded to have one
of its busiest calendars to date. The inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix* was in August 2021, followed by a rescheduled St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running
Series in November. The 2021 TransPerfect Music City Bowl shattered both economicimpact and attendance records and just a few days later, was followed bythe 2022 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships which returned to Bridgestone Arena for the first time in 25 years. The Sports Council’s fiscal year closed with two major events, a thrilling SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament and another St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series back to its normal date in April.
Data from the previous calendar year can be found in Table II below.
Established in 1992, the Nashville Sports Council is aprivate, 501(c)(6) non-profit, membership-based organization of area corporations and individual sports enthusiasts. The Nashville Sports Council’s mission is to positively impact the economy and quality of life of the Greater Nashville Area by attracting and promoting professional and amateur sporting events.
Developed by Belmont University in 2001, the Scorecardmeasures economic impact, media exposure and community involvement based on
ratings and surveys from participants, spectators, volunteers and media that
attend the event.
*Nashville Sports Council leads volunteer recruitment effortsfor the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix but does not spearhead Economic Impact