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Updated: 05/15/2013 08:02:36AM

Tourism industry should benefit from rowing park money

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Barring a veto from the governor, the region is due to receive a $5 million windfall from the state that should further cement a new direction for sports tourism here.

The Florida Legislature included $5 million in this year’s budget for development of Nathan Benderson Park, an old borrow pit that has been transformed into a long lake and rowing facility in Sarasota off Interstate 75 near the Manatee County line.

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