Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Gamecock economics...

A very interesting article in today's The State about the money train that is Gamecock football and its' ripple affect on the Columbia economy. It is estimated "fans are expected to pump an estimated $52.3 million into the Midlands economy." That is a heck of a lot of money for 7 home games going into the local economy and with dues, tix...everything going up it is only going to get better for 'cola town.'

Article HERE and some comments on the “cockominiums" can be viewed -here.

I think the big thought to ponder what will the area look like in 10 years? I can see another bar popping up (has anyone been to the bar near willy b?), more $20K parking spots, the fairgrounds charging for spots, the farmers market being developed into a nice parking lot for gamecock club members and more condos. What do you guys think?

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