Eagles Home Playoff Game to Score $10M for Region's Economy

By John George | Philadelphia Business Journal
|  Friday, Jan 3, 2014  |  Updated 8:34 AM EDT
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Eagles Playoff Game to Score $10M for Local Economy

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The Philadelphia Eagles first playoff game in three years is expected to score some big points for the region’s economy.

Hosting the wild-card game Saturday night against the New Orleans Saints will generate an estimated $10 million for the region’s economy, according to Philadelphia Department of Revenue and the Philadelphia Sports Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The $10 million economic impact figure is based primarily on direct spending by fans in attendance, including an estimated 2,500 out-of-town visitors, on hotel, food and retail purchases.

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