Golf & Business
November 13, 2015

County wants another U.S. Open at Chambers Bay after realizing net gain of $1.1 million

Pierce County, Wash., realized a net gain of $1.1 million from the U.S. Open played at Chambers Bay in June, and expressed its desire for a return engagement.

Its financial summary, released last week, showed revenues of $5.07 million, including $2.5 million from the USGA to rent the site and nearly $2 million from the USGA corporate hospitality program. Expenses came in just under $4 million.

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UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - JUNE 20: Fans watch the play on the 11th hole during the third round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 20, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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“The bottom line is that the 2015 U.S. Open was a great event and we want to see it return,” Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy said on the county website. “These are just Pierce County’s numbers. We expect the results of an independent study on the Open’s economic impact to the Puget Sound region and the state to be released soon.”

The county intends to use the surplus to pay down $3.7 million in debut incurred by Chambers Bay during the recession, the county said.

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