Motor home convention to come to BG

Wendy Stram, executive director of BG Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced to city council that Bowling Green will be hosting the Family Motor Coach Association’s 82nd International Convention. The convention will be held July 20 to 23, 2009. The city is expecting about 6,000 motor homes and about 8,000 to 10,000 people to attend. It is expected to bring 30 million to 50 million people into the community.

According to a statement by BGSU Coordinator of Conference Programs Kerby Nelson, this event could promote and recruit people to the area.

It is expected to occupy more than 2,000 hotel rooms. The Hampton Inn in Bowling Green is the host hotel. Campus buildings such as the Union, Olscamp Hall, Doyt Perry Stadium and the Field will house various events at the convention.

The last FMCA convention held in Ohio was in Columbus in 1997.

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