SEC title game not expected to boost Ga. economy
by AP News Now
November 29, 2012 02:48 PM | 1421 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — Economists expect the SEC championship game to provide less statewide economic benefits than anticipated.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports many Alabama fans will likely drive about 200 miles to Atlanta instead of flying.

They're expected to return home after the game, meaning less money will be spent on taxis, hotels and in restaurants.

The newspaper reports many Georgia fans will likely travel to Atlanta from other parts of the state.

This means money already circulating through Georgia will essentially move from one part of the state to another.

Bruce Seaman, an economics professor at Georgia State, told the newspaper Atlanta, Fulton County and neighboring counties are likely to see a $30 million boost over the weekend.

The figure is about $3 million lower than in previous years.


Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides