Bruce Akin, Chief Executive Officer, B.A.S.S., LLC
The 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk is the celebration of 50 years of sportfishing and an idea that was born right here in Alabama! The Bassmaster Classic is not only an exciting sporting event, but also a huge economic driver. The 2019 Bassmaster Classic recognized as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism (Mid-Market Division) by Sports Destination Management after generating an economic impact of $32.2 million and drawing more than 153,000 fans. B.A.S.S. is partnering with local businesses, including Jack’s, Alabama Power, Books-A-Million and TVA, to ensure the event is a win for the entire state.
The iconic fishing tournament will be held March 6-8, with daily weigh-ins and the Classic Outdoors Expo taking place in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in downtown Birmingham.