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Covid-19 causes loss of more than 20,000 room nights from BSEC events events

 

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With Covid-19 halting a bumper first year at the new Ballarat Sports and Events Centre, organisers have urged participants to book early for next years events.

Event Manager Mark Valentine says the 4 multi day events, including the Junior Basketball Tournament which was to be held this long weekend, generate over 20,000 room nights in Ballarat.
 
“Last year the tournament participants missed using the new BSEC stadium by about 3 weeks, they could only gaze through the window with anticipation.  Now the visiting players have to wait another 12 months before stepping onto the spacious courts and experiencing one of the best venues in Australia,” Mr Valentine said.
 
The $5.2 million second stage of works at the centre should get underway later in the year.
 
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