Sports Teams That Bring Tourist To The Town

Clarence Schreiber By Clarence Schreiber, 17th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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These are some of the reasons that sports teams either professional or college in cities and towns have an economical impact in the local area. While some teams may bring in more money than other teams but still has that same impact in the area. If there is no sport team in that town the city or town has to find other ways to make up that revenue.

Fans To The Stadium Or Arena

Sports in a city or town not only brings fans from there own hometown fans but also fans of the the visiting sports team. Especially if the venue is not sold out, it would closely be when the fans from the opposing team fans which helps the bottom line for the home team. The concession stands of the venue has lines to buy food and drinks and the novelty stands also receives the benifits of the fans from the sporting event.

Hotels

The local hotels will receive benefits of the revenue of the sporting event when players and fans of the opposing team comes to town. Visiting teams may have a selected hotels that they have booked and paid for. And fans of the teams can look for hotels in the area to book close to the venue where the team is playing or near a airport or train station.

Restaurants And Bars

Local restaurants and bars also benefit from the sports teams will also benefit due to the sporting event. Normally restaurants and bars near the event usually are the most beneficial of this and normally gets the most revenue. Some other areas might also see some of the revenue if the fans or players don't want to eat or drink near the venue.

Some Will Come Before And Stay After The Event

Some fans will come days before the event just to take in the feature attractions that city has to offer. Some people are curious what makes the area so special and normally will spend money in the area. Even some of the players of the visiting teams has some down time between when they get here, practices, game time and before they has some time to venture around town to get suvineers or take in the scenery.

Parking

When a team plays at a stadium or arena there is always either parking lots or parking structure or both. These places will charge for parking. Each places charges differently for their parking lot or structure. When people come to the sporting events by car they will tend to park in these places and have to pay to park there. In this case they people who own these will make money, some more than others depends on the size of the lot or structure.

Public Transportation

For the people who don't drive or those who do but don't want to park in the parking lots or structure will use public transportation of the city that has the sporting event. There is usually stops by the venue or very close to it, which in result of a short walk. Public transportation which most people uses are buses in which they usually charges a couple of dollars to get there. Some may have to chance buses at least once in some instances depends where they are. When that is the case ask for a transfer which usually last for a minimal of at least if an hour or longer. Some people also uses taxis to get to the venue also. For some people who a local bars offer shuttles to get to the event.

Final Thought

These are some of my reasons for sports teams that have economic impact on a city or town. This impact is not only from professional sports but also from major colleges that have sports of any kind. If they go into playoffs or tournament it will have more benefits for the city or town.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
I live in the Upper Midwest and I enjoy collecting sports cards, history to name a few. Some of the things that I like to write about varies bio on people, television stations, places and more.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Nice piece, Clarence. Thank you.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Your welcome Steve.

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author avatar Buzz
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Enjoyed reading this, Clarence. Great post.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you, Clarence. I enjoy reading your pages. They remind me of the days when we used to live in a less stressed environment.

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author avatar Retired
25th Oct 2011 (#)

good writing- and interesting

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Clarence: I don't know much about the U.S. but I was thinking about Metcalfe Market when I wrote my last comment; not big city activities. Correct me please about locations you are writing about.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
26th Oct 2011 (#)

@Ivyevelyn, the article about Metcalfe Market, the Wauwatosa location is one of the suburbs of Milwaukee, WI. As far for this article it would be Milwaukee, Chicago, New York City. Football Green Bay is one one of the smallest towns in Wisconsin but has a very big following.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
26th Oct 2011 (#)

I hope that helps you.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you, Clarence.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Your welcome Ivyevelyn.

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