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    Pretty impressive.. estimated $15,000,000 spent in St. Louis on behalf of wrestling fans.

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    Thanks, I'll forward this to our folk in Maryland's athletic department to share with the Verizon Center in DC to see if we can get a bid to host the tourney!! Cripes, the Frozen Four is in DC this year, and none of the local colleges play ice hockey!
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    Yeah, DC for NCAAs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    Yeah, DC for NCAAs!
    Glad you agree!! I think it would be a great site. Three airports, good public transportaton, lots of hotels, bars, and restaurants close by, the National Mall just blocks away.

    A bunch of Division I programs within a three hour drive.

    Only downside might be the room rates, but then again St. Louis isn't cheap either.
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    20,000 fans - $15mil - $750 per person. Must include hotel rates.
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    These "economic impact" numbers that they come up with do include hotels (the term they use is "heads in beds"), as well as things you might not ever realize. They have a formula where they calculate things like air travel, gas purchased, etc.

    The first time the CVB in Greensboro gave us the "economic impact" that the Super 32 has on the city I was amazed at how high it was.
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    My favorite news was in Okla City when when of the restaurants said something like, they sold more cases of beer in one day of the our tourney than they usually sell in a month!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    20,000 fans - $15mil - $750 per person. Must include hotel rates.
    I spent like $300 in st. louis without paying a cent for a hotel room, you'd be surprised at how much you can spend.
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