2017 World Rowing Championships - Nathan Benderson Park

September 23, 2017
October 1, 2017

Nathan Benderson Park

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235
United States

From Sept. 23 to Oct. 1, Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park will be teeming with an anticipated 1,700 athletes and coaches, as well as 40,000 spectators, from more than 60 countries. The international regatta is expected to greatly increase the area’s visibility, revenue and appeal.

“The event isn’t only important to Sarasota County but also to the entire region. The estimated economic impact for Sarasota and Manatee counties is expected to be around $25 million,” says Max Winitz, the event’s communications, media and public relations manager. “Those attending will dine in our restaurants, shop in our stores and sleep in our hotels. The hope is that, once they experience this beautiful area, they will want to come back in the not-so-distant future.”

Future attendees are already buying tickets in such coveted spots as the Grandstands, which are located just feet from the finish line; the Beach Seats, along the sandy stretch that spans the final 500 meters of the 2,000-meter course; and the Championship Pavilion, the lounging area on the park’s west bank.

For more information, visit wrch2017.com and nathanbendersonpark.org.