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#343: Super Bowl Economics

February 3rd, 2012

Episode 447 of 911 episodes

This is what it's like to host the Super Bowl: For one weekend, your city is the focus of the sporting universe. Fans flock in droves. They eat at your restaurants and sleep in your hotels. They buy the "I [your city]" t-shirts.The NFL estimates that hosting the country's premier sporting event will give the local economy a $300-400 million jolt.Economist Victor Matheson doesn't buy it..In today's podcast, Matheson, a professor at the College of Holy Cross, presents the case against hosting the Super Bowl.

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