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Visitors Bureau cuts ties with Badger State Games

Visitors Bureau cuts ties with Badger State Games

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by Elizabeth Fay

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- 

The future home of the Badger State Winter Games is unclear. Organizers in the area decided not to renew a contract that locked in Wausau as the primary host.

Wausau has been the winter sports destination since the games began in 1989, but Officials say hosting the games is no longer a smart investment. Over the years the events expanded beyond Marathon County and the Wausau Sponsor was still paying the primary hosting fee.

Officials from the Central Wisconsin Visitors Bureau says that's a major reason the games aren't as profitable anymore. They now plan on hosting multiple sporting events throughout the year. They say that will be more profitable for local organizations. The 2010 games coming up in January will still be in Wausau.

Online Reporter: Elizabeth Fay

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