2. Arnold Classic
Some locations host one major sports competition per year. They depend on these annual experiences because they bring thousands of visitors and massively boost their economy. Just take a look at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio. Every year, 20,000 competitors take part in the prestigious bodybuilding event.
Officials expected up to 200,000 spectators in 2020. However, Governor Rob DeWine took the drastic step of canceling the vital event because of the risks involved with hosting it during an international health emergency. Sadly, this decision will undoubtedly affect many small businesses. It’s a no-win situation.