The improved sports facilities in Bethalto are apparently drawing a lot of interest from tournament organizers, and a number have been booked this year. Baseball and softball fields will host more than a dozen tournaments this year, and the village’s mayor is looking for a healthy economic impact as a result.
Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow tells The Big Z there will be tournaments of varying sizes.
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The first of the tournament weekends is scheduled for April 18-19. There are tournaments booked all the way through the second weekend of August. Winslow expects revenues of about $30,000.