Spring Sports Pitching In To Local Economy

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

Football season for FSU is over, but fans are still out in full force supporting the Noles at sporting events like Baseball.

"I'm a big Florida state fan, we're playing Georgia, so I thought it would be a good idea to come out here," said FSU fan Mark Dannenmiller.

Dannenmiller graduated from FSU. He brought his son down from Atlanta to experience Friday's baseball game.

"It's really great to see the school spirit and everything around here, it's great what they've done here," Dannenmiller said.

The national championship football team had a big impact on the local economy.

According to Visit Tallahassee, in the fall there was an increase in visitors to the city based on tax information from hotel sales.

City officials said the momentum from the football season has rolled over into the spring sports such as baseball, where star QB Jameis Winston happens to also be a star on that team.

"I went down to the bullpen to see one of my favorite baseball players and basically my role model Jameis Winston," said Dannenmiller's son, Keller.

"It's great anytime you can come out and support the school you go to and take a chance to do that, with all the success we had with football and getting to see Jameis come out here and do it in baseball is a good time," said FSU student and sports fan, Ty Ragans.

Visit Tallahassee said so far it seems as though the visitation numbers for the spring will go up as well.

Also, the football frenzy for next season is already showing up. Friday, FSU announced that 1,100 new season tickets have been sold for the upcoming season.


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