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6:52 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Bassmaster Classic to Boost Tulsa's Economy

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — More than 100,000 spectators are expected to pump $26 million into the Tulsa-area economy when the Bassmaster Classic comes to town.

The fishing tournament runs Friday through next Sunday on Grand Lake O' The Cherokees and the scope of the event may surprise people who have never witnessed events on the professional bass fishing tour.

The event is also bringing in about 350 volunteers to help ensure it runs smoothly.

The Tulsa World reports about 200 paid staff members and contractors are involved in the production.

Weigh-ins will be conducted in Tulsa at the Bok Center after anglers leave the water at about 3 p.m. each day, giving spectators something to see at the water and in the city