In two years, the District is set to host its third major sports league championship series — and reap millions of dollars as a result.
With the Washington Nationals heading to their first World Series, the nation’s capital will host at least two games against either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees, both of whom are currently vying for the American League pennant.
If the Nationals face the Astros for at least two homes games, D.C. could see an estimated economic impact of $6.5 million, as opposed to $8.8 million in a series versus the Yankees, according to Destination D.C., the city’s tourism and marketing arm. That will come from visitor spending on local hotels, stores, restaurants and bars — many of which are sure to start offering new deals and discounts tied to the games — as well as designated fan gatherings and special events put on for the World Series.
“Local business will benefit from fandom in the DMV and fans from other cities,” said Robin McClain, senior…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.