ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The National League Division Series is bringing big bucks to the St. Louis area.
The St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Director of Economic Research, Ruth Sergenian, estimates the economic impact of each playoff game could approach $5.8 million, money spent by visitors on hotel rooms, restaurants, souvenirs and other items.
The estimate is based on the assumption that each game will draw 46,000 attendees. In the past around 40 percent of game attendees came in from out of town.
The Cardinals are currently leading the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the NLDS.