Cobb County

Cobb County says loss of All-Star game will cost tourism industry over $100 million

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Cobb County Travel and Tourism Bureau estimates that losses from Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta total more than $100 million.

“This event would have directly impacted our county and the state, as visitors spend their dollars on local accommodations, transportation, entertainment and recreation, food and retail throughout the county,” Cobb County Travel and Tourism said. “This would have been a big boost to Cobb businesses and help with recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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The bureau said the 8,000-plus hotel rooms contracted for the game that will now not be needed will have a negative impact on the county’s hospitality industry, further delaying recovery from the pandemic.

“We are proud of the work that many community partners have dedicated to planning the All-Star Game activities,” the bureau said. “We will continue, as we always do, to show who we are in Cobb through our outreach, customer service and hard work”

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