Corvette show’s return to Twin Cities expected to generate $1 million+ to local economy

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Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 11:11 PM CDT
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MCLEAN COUNTY (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Local leaders anticipate the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show’s return to the Twin-Cities, starting Friday, will fuel the local economy with new dollars.

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau estimated the event at Illinois State University will have a direct economic impact of $1,029,350.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend, and community leaders hope visitors will spend plenty of money at restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and other local businesses.

ISU’s Redbird Arena, Horton Fieldhouse, and the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center are venues for Bloomington Gold’s 50th anniversary show.

Highlights include a celebration in Uptown Normal and the Gold Tour Corvette parade to Lake Bloomington.

Bloomington Gold is returning to its roots, having hosted the show for its first 19 years. It was originally called the Corvette Corral.

After leaving the Twin-Cities. Bloomington Gold held shows in places like Springfield, St. Charles, Champaign and Indianapolis.

More information can be found on Bloomington Gold’s website.

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