Business Journal: World Masters Coming
Another major sporting event is coming to Sacramento…following the US Olympic trials in 2000 and 2004.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sacramento has been awarded the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships, a track-and-field competition for athletes 35 years and older. The event is scheduled for July 7 through July 17 at California State University Sacramento, Sacramento City College and Folsom High School. The 11-day competition could generate an economic impact of $14 million for the region. The World Masters council favored Sacramento, 69-39, over Porto Alegre, Brazil. The World Masters Championships were last held in the United States in 1995, in Buffalo, New York. This is Ron Trujillo for the Sacramento Business Journal.