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Bowling championship to strike $75M impact in El PasoBowling championship to strike $75M impact in El Pasohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=26902014-10-24T14:20:00Z2014-10-24T06:18:00Z

EL PASO - The men's United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Open Championships will draw about 70,000 bowlers and visitors to Judson F. Williams Convention Center from March to July 2015.

An estimated $75 million will be spent between lodging, restaurants and local retailers, according to Bryan Crowe, general manager of Destination El Paso.

The convention center will be transformed into a 62-lane state-of-the-art bowling alley and will, “…create ten to 20 jobs just to build, and create 70 to 100 jobs during the tournament,” said Greg Moore, senior director of tournament programming for the USBC.

The USBC will work with a local staffing agency and will also buy the majority of its building supplies from local vendors. Among supplies required for the project are more than five miles of cable, 35,000 sf of drywall and 20,000 sf of flooring.

The lumber for the 62 bowling lanes will be donated to Habitat for Humanity once the tournament is over.

In comparison, the women's championship held in El Paso in 2010 spanned several weeks and drew about 30,000 bowlers and 10,000 spectators. More than $40 million was pumped into the economy from the 100-day event.

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