The World Cup soccer tournament generated only about $30,000 for Boston in additional tax revenues, according to a report released last week by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The extra revenues, which came mostly from hotel taxes, fell far short of the $1.39 million expected by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The revenue intake from the World Cup was just the latest disappointment for the city, which is striving to improve its capacity for hosting major convention and sporting events.

The $1.39 million figure came from what the convention bureau anticipated could be raised through the hosting of one of the World Cup's first-round series of games in Foxboro Stadium, just outside the city.

Patrick Moscaritolo, head of the bureau, said last week that the $1.39 million estimate was derived from a combination of the World Cup and an expected uptick in revenues caused by an improved economy.

Tourism generally is the last sector of the economy to expand after a recession.

Foxboro played host to six games in the tournament, which was won last month by Brazil. The 1998 World Cup is scheduled to be played in France.

-- Patrick M. Fitzgibbons, Boston

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