Huge doesn’t begin to describe how much the 43rd Annual Bassmaster Classic is expected to boost Tulsa, OK’s economy. Those who have never seen the event are truly surprised by how grand the event actually is. This year’s event is presented by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and will include a world-class sporting event, an outdoor sports expo, sports television production and more.
The City of Tulsa, OK is expecting over 100,000 visitors to the event that could benefit the economy by $26 million. And even though the event is free to the public, it is expected to bring in nearly $2 million in tax revenues. The heart of this year’s event will include a contest between 53 of the world’s best anglers with a top prize will be the most coveted Bassmaster Classic Trophy, a champion’s ring and $500,000.
The newly constructed Wolf Creek Boat Park and Ramp at Grove will be launched during the first event. The park and ramp are in phase one of three in a multimillion dollar area improvement. And, the 22-acre boat launch will give Tulsan’s easy access and a great experience with the lake for years to come.
At the end of the event, anglers will meet at the BOK Center for a live TV production of the weigh-in. They will be greeted by a packed crowd of thousands of fans
Dates: February 22-24 Friday-Sunday
Location: Grand Lake 6:00am to 7pm
Weigh-in Location: BOK Center at 3pm
Outdoor Expo Location: Tulsa Convention Center Friday-Sunday
Price: Each event is FREE