Maurer discusses Cary's growth as a center for amateur sports in the state and nation. The state amateur games are scheduled there for 2005 and 2006. Over 12,000 athletes and coaches will come, plus hordes of spectators. USA Baseball is opening four fields in Cary to train players for the World Cup, Pan Am, and Olympic games in 2008. Other sports facilities and events include the SAS Soccer Park, the thirty-court Cary Tennis Center, the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, and cross-country running courses. Sporting activities have a huge impact on the city's economy, attracting people to hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants.