The 2008 Bassmaster Classic will be coming to Greenville South Carolina this weekend. The actual fishing will be done on Lake Hartwell but Greenville will be base camp for the participants as well as the site of the weigh in at the Bi-Lo Center and other festivities. The winner of this weekend's tournament will receive $500,000.
Besides getting a chance to show our city off to the world through ESPN and numerous other media outlets, it is projected that the total economic impact for the Greenville area will be near $20 million. There will be 40,000 visitors in our city for 3 days, staying in local hotels, eating in restaurants and soaking up our beautiful downtown area.
The best thing about hosting these type events is when these visitors leave, they will spread the word, Greenville is a great place to visit and even better place to live.