Find out how youth sports events impact your business
We’re excited to announce youth sports for the US have been added to the PredictHQ platform! You can now access youth basketball, soccer, and baseball events such as games, tournaments, tryouts, leagues, camps, and more within our web application and API.
Families, friends, and communities travel to watch youth sports tournaments, which drives up demand and spending for accommodation, transportation, restaurants, groceries and other local businesses nearby. According to the Sports Events and Tourism Association Report, in 2021, direct spending impact for travel to amateur and youth sports totaled $39.7 billion – generating a total economic impact of $91.8 billion.
Youth sports includes any sports event where competitors are younger than adult age. This includes elementary, middle, and high school sports, as well as sports played outside of the realm of education. It does not, however, include college sports which are already part of PredictHQ’s data set.
How youth sports events work in our platform
Knowing how many people will attend games like this and how it will impact your business can be hard to determine. Youth sports includes a machine learning model that dynamically predicts attendance at the games and ranks them. That, along with PredictHQs other tools, allows you to model the impact on your business. The ranking model uses the following factors to predict attendance and rank:
Type of sport
Number of students
Youth sports events are part of the sports category and have the youth-sport label. You can see youth sports by querying on the label in our web application, or simply by querying the API by the label.
Some examples of youth sports events are shown below:
Youth Basketball Run 4 The Roses Championship in Louisville Kentucky, which has around 7,000 people predicted to attend.
Youth Soccer 3v3 Live - Mustang event in Mustang, Oklahoma expecting 5,800 attendees.
Or the Youth Baseball "Can of Corn" C Level Championship U8 - U14 in Waukesha Wisconsin with around 3,000 people.
What this means for sports event data coverage
With the addition of Youth Sports, we have added a total of 24,000 events, with around 10,000 events per year. The youth sports event coverage is for the US as represented in the map below:
Explore the impact youth sports events have on your business
Youth sports events have a notable impact on nearby restaurants, accommodation providers, transportation companies, restaurants, parking operators, and more. These events act as demand catalysts as families travel to watch youth sports tournaments, which drives up spend in the local economy. For example, one of our customers found that attendees of youth sports events visit more places in the local area than non-attendees.
Log in to your PredictHQ account now to discover the volume, predicted attendance, predicted event spend, and more for youth sports events within proximity to your business locations.