Today Vancouver hosts the first in a series of games for the The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. The games are expected to bring a big windfall to the Vancouver economy over the next month.
The City of Vancouver has roughed out the numbers and expects an estimated $37 million impact on the local economy as the result of hosting nine matches.
So how does that compare to other big events? We chased down a few numbers.
The biggest windfall thus far for this city has been the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at $600 million dollars. (Wikipedia pic)
The 2014 Grey Cup brought in a tidy $118 million dollars of benefit to Vancouver. Nothing to sneeze at.
We can’t forget about movie productions. The closure of the Georgia Viaduct for two weeks this spring for the filming of Deadpool was less painful knowing it contributed $37 million dollars to Vancouver’s economy.