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SEC Tournament brought in millions for Nashville economy

Kentucky fans did their part in boosting the Nashville economy last month.

The Nashville Sports Council announced the SEC Tournament brought in over $24 million this year, thanks to a record crowd of 210,212 spectators over the course of five days. The exact dollar amount of direct economic impact was announced at $24,484,541. That number would’ve been more like $24,484.441 if Ryan Lemond hadn’t ordered so much room service Friday night.

The city survey also found visitors spent an average of $286.37 per day and accounted for 12,212 hotel room nights, according to The Tennessean.

So great job, Big Blue Nation. Right when I was beginning to worry about the future of all those bars on Broadway, you came through and saved the city with your generosity. Nashville will continue to exist thanks to you.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for SEC Tournament brought in millions for Nashville economy

  1. CarltonBanks
    10:19 pm April 3, 2019 Permalink

    $286/day seemed high until I looked at my credit card statement and realized my generosity is twice that of the average visitor…. just doing my part to support that great city.