KEYC - Recent Senior Games Draws Crowd, Economic Boost

Recent Senior Games Draws Crowd, Economic Boost

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MANKATO , MINN. -

The recent Minnesota Senior Games held in Mankato are being called a success.
 
The Mankato Sports Commission says roughly 375 athletes competed in 25 sports from May 18-21.

The commission says an estimated 480 hotel room nights were generated and approximately $250,000 in economic impact was created over the course of the four-day event.

Sports Commission Director Chris Willaert says being able to showcase all the community has to offer those who don't regularly visit while also creating significant economic impact is a great opportunity.

Mankato will host the 2018 nationally-qualifying Minnesota Senior Games, with dates yet to be determined.

--KEYC NEWS 12