PWCVB: 2019 events generate nearly $75M in direct spending

Updated at 5:15 p.m.

THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER hosted a large share of sporting events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2019. /COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER
THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER hosted a large share of sporting events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2019. /COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER
PROVIDENCE – Events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau generated $74.9 million in direct spending for the state in 2019, down 7.5% from the previous year, the PWCVB said Wednesday. The organization, along with its subsidiary, the Rhode Island Sports Commission, hosted 251 groups last year, bringing in 187,417 attendees to meetings,…

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