ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany tourism officials lent their support for a proposal to renovate and expand the Paul Eames Sports Complex.
Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau director Rashelle Beasley told county commissioners the plan would boost the economy.
She said just three, 8-day baseball tournaments would have a $1.86 million economic impact and provide a $120,000 boost in sales tax revenue.
"During these tournaments that can last anywhere from 7 days to three to one day they are still going to have that down time. They are going to be looking for things to do as well as eating in our hotels, getting gas, all of those things. It's just an economic driver for the city," said Beasley.
During the presentation, county commissioners seemed to express interest in the project.
There is still a lot of planning to be done before the city and county decide whether or how much sales tax revenue to invest in the project.