Local impacts vary

2012-09-29T14:00:00Z 2012-09-30T08:37:15Z Local impacts varyBY TIM LOGAN • tlogan@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8291 stltoday.com

A 2010 study for the NFL Players Association compiled publicly available economic impact studies for 11 stadiums over a decade. It found the average NFL game generated $11.9 million in direct spending, with an additional $9.8 million in ripple effects. But it’s hard to determine how much of that money is new to the region, and there were big variations. Here are a few examples:

San Diego Chargers  •  A 2003 study by the city estimated $10.9 million per game in direct spending and 766 jobs.

Houston Texans  •  A 2003 study by Central Houston Inc. estimated $22.4 million per game in direct spending and about 4,300 jobs.

Baltimore Ravens  •  A 2007 study by the Maryland Stadium Authority estimated $10.3 million per game in direct spending and about 1,450 jobs.

Atlanta Falcons  •  A 2008 study by the Georgia World Congress Center found $9.4 million per game in total spending and about 2,250 jobs.

Minnesota Vikings  •  A 2009 study by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission found $13.2 million in total spending and about 1,450 jobs.

Source: Edgeworth Economics

Tim Logan covers economic development for the Post-Dispatch. He blogs on Building Blocks. Follow him on Twitter @tlwriter and the Business section @postdispatchbiz.

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