TULSA, Okla. -- The surprise of the Bassmaster Classic, to those who never have seen it, comes purely in the scope of the event.
"Big" won't fully describe what is set for Tulsa and Grand Lake O' The Cherokees on Friday-Sunday.
The 43rd annual Bassmaster Classic, presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, brings with it a world-class sports event, sports television production, an outdoors sports expo and associated community events.
BASS estimates a crowd of 100,000 visitors, and the Tulsa Sports Commission estimates $26 million in economic benefit. Tax revenue for the city of Tulsa is estimated to be between $1.5 million and $2 million - and all venues are free and open to the public.