CWS Economy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

While the College World Series brings enough fans to nearly double the population of Omaha each June, it's also bringing something else.

The baseball series is leaving millions of dollars for the city. Nearly half of the fans that make the trip to the games are from outside the state.

Creighton University's Ernie Goss recently conducted a study of the CWS cash flow in the community. He found they spent more than eight million dollars of food and drink alone in 2003.

Area hotels and attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Old Market also benefit.

The CWS is in its second year using the best out of three championship series. That alone is expected to add nearly five million dollars to the economy.

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