September visitors to Augusta to generate $5.3 million

The ESi Ironman 70.3 and other events in the Augusta area are expected to generate more than $5.3 million in direct visitor spending in September, according to the Augusta Sports Council and Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Ironman is expected to bring 6,000 visitors who will spend $4 million in Augusta on Sept. 28-30.

Other notable events in September include the United House of Prayer for All People 2012 convention, bringing 3,000 people and $778,316 to Augusta on Sept. 23-30, and Arts in the Heart of Augusta, set for Sept. 14-16, is expected to bring 100 vendors from out of town who will generate $80,864 in direct visitor spending.



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