Economic Impact of the World Series
St. Louis, MO – World Series appearances are becoming common place here in St. Louis. The Cardinals will appear in their 4th World Series in the last ten years to battle the Boston Red Sox in an effort to win their 12th title. World Series merchandise is flying off the shelves, more fans are flocking to sports bars to catch every inning, and folks from out of town are coming to St. Louis to be a part of the action. This means more dollars are being spent in the Gateway City. So what is the economic impact of the redbirds playing in the World Series?
Thanks to the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission we know the World Series generates approximately $7.9 million per game of total economic impact for the St. Louis region.
Brian Hall, the Chief Marking Office for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission indicated that area hotels will be one of the largest recipients of the economic boost, because Boston fans travel well.
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