Just announced in Chungju, South Korea: The International Federation of Rowing Associations (FISA) officially named Nathan Benderson Park as the site for the 2017 World Rowing Championships, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
The announcement affirms Sarasota as a center for sports tourism. Officials expect the 2017 World Rowing Championships to draw 42,000 people to Southwest Florida. Estimates of the financial impact range in the $25 million range, according to the announcement.
Two other FISA events take place at Benderson Park in 2018.