Medford park doubles revenue

Teams that played at U.S. Cellular Community Park bring in twice as much revenue in 2009.

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U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford saw its revenue double in 2009, with teams and spectators spending $6.5 million last year compared to about $3 million in 2008.

Much of the revenue came from restaurants and hotels, while the opening of five additional sports fields at the park attracted more business.

“The sports park has increased our business,” said Dave Boteilho, general manager at Abby’s Legendary Pizza on South Riverside Avenue. “When there’s a tournament, we generally have five teams each weekend.”

Boteilho said business from the sports park has been a supplement during an overall downturn in business caused by the recession.

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