Playoff Games Mean Millions For St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — How much money does playoff games really bring to the region? According to the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association’s (RCGA) its about $5.2 million per game.

This estimate is based on the assumption that each game will draw 46,200 attendees. RCGA Chief Economist Ruth Sergenian notes that the total economic impact also depends upon the number of games actually played here in St. Louis. But in 2009 when the Cardinal played through the World Series about 56 million dollars was spend in the region.

In addition to direct spending by visitors, Busch Stadium is expected to pay approximately 3,000 day-of-game employees roughly $2.6 million per game.

“The fact is that not only do the Cardinals mean great baseball, but they also mean great economics for the city and region,” said Sergenian.

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  • Nick Barnes

    Is that $2.6 right? That would be over $8500 per person. It must include the players’ playoff game bonuses.

  • Ed Golterman

    Gag Me. Gag Me. Gag Me. RCGA and SLCVC are the most-failed urban marketers in the country. They had nothing to do with the Cardinals making the playoffs and d nothing to do with saving, restoring, and re-opening of Kiel Opera House which will be a year round, consistent economic engine. Not a one nighter.

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