The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2007
National amateur athletic events Hampton Roads hosts have flown under the radar insofar as their economic impact is concerned, but their impact is greater than that of local professional and collegiate teams, and virtually every city in the region benefits. The 2006 AAU Junior Olympics alone had an incremental economic impact of $50 million, primarily generated by visitors from outside of the region.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 6: Low Glamour, But Large Economic Impact: The AAU Junior Olympics" (2007). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 103.