NEW ORLEANS – (November 12, 2018) – The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) is celebrating 30 years of successfully attracting and managing major sporting events to Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Area. Since its inception, the GNOSF has hosted hundreds of sporting events benefiting the citizens, businesses, youth and facilities of Louisiana, generating billions in economic impact and positive media exposure. The success of the Sports Foundation has elevated Louisiana and New Orleans as the premiere destination for major sporting events.
The GNOSF has hosted some of the biggest sporting events in the world, including three NFL Super Bowls, two WWE WrestleManias, four NCAA Men’s Final Fours, three NCAA Women’s Final Fours, three NBA All-Star Games, four Bassmaster Classics, the USA Olympic Track and Field Trials, the USA Olympic Weightlifting Trials, seventeen R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowls, three AAU Junior Olympics, and numerous NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball 1st/2nd Rounds and Regionals.
In addition to an unmatched history of success, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and its partners have secured many of the world’s largest sporting events for future dates. These events include the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship, 2020 Women’s Final Four, 2022 Men’s Final Four and the 2024 NFL Super Bowl.
By 2024, the GNOSF will have raised $100 million in private fundraising in support of the major events hosted. This private fundraising, combined with a projected $50 million in public fund investment, will have created over $3.44 billion economic impact for the State of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Area.
“The long-standing success of the organization starts with the dedication of our Board of Directors and the thousands of passionate volunteers, led by our Chairman Paul Valteau,” said Jay Cicero, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. “Our work is never finished – each day we strive to showcase Louisiana and New Orleans as the premiere destination for major sporting events.”
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About the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Organized in August 1988, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization whose mission is to attract and manage sporting events that have a positive economic
impact on the Greater New Orleans area. More information available at www.gnosports.com.