Tournament gives Denison economic boost

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DENISON, Tex. -- Denison will be the home to the Dixie All-Stars Softball Tournament from Friday through next Wednesday. It’s an event that will attract families from eleven states and bring in millions of dollars to the area.

Denison chamber of commerce officials expect the teams to arrive around 12:30 Friday afternoon, and they have been preparing for that arrival for the last couple of weeks.

Officials say they expect close to 700 people to pass through Denison in the next five days. That includes players, coaches and their families. All of them will be staying at local hotels and eating at local restaurants.

Officials expect between $1.5 million to be pumped into the area.

The tournament last through next Wednesday.

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