LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- "In today's society people don't take vacations, they take sportcations."
Since the city of Frisco, Texas opened Fieldhouse USA in 2009, their city has played host to more than 100 youth basketball and volleyball tournaments, generating millions of dollars in tourism for the local economy.
"It's huge. Big market…and it brings dollars. The younger kids bring mothers and grandmothers, aunts and uncles…"
Ron Crawford is a national officer with the amateur athletic union, one the country's largest non-profit volunteer sports organizations.
For years, Crawford has called on city leaders to invest in a multi-use, expansive basketball and volleyball gym.