Economic Impact Study To Be Released Soon On FINA World Swimming Championships

The results of an economic impact study on the FINA 25 metre World Swimming Championships, that took place in Windsor back in December, should be out soon.

Speaking on AM800's the Morning Drive, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens says he has seen the draft of the study for both the convention and the sporting event.
" We are going to release  those very soon and I can tell you the numbers are right in line or a bit better than I thought they were going to be," said Dilkens.

He says a study will also be done on next month's Memorial Cup.

"Any of the big events including the Memorial Cup, there will be an economic impact study undertaken," says Dilkens. "Some of the smaller events, we don't bother because we don't think it is worth the investment of hiring someone to come in and do that."

"Sports Tourism is not the basket that we are putting all of our eggs into, we just happen to have a sports tourism officer and all of the FINA events were events that were agreed to in 2012 in the last term of city council."

The FINA World Swimming Championships saw the main bowl at the WFCU Centre transformed for the pool.

The budget for the event was $11.265-million with the city contributing $3-million.

Athletes from more than 170 countries attended the event back in December 6-11, 2016.