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FSU/Oklahoma Football Game to Help Local Economy

By: Jerry Askin Email
By: Jerry Askin Email

Tallahassee, Florida ---

"I'm excited about the Seminoles taking the win - and this town is not gonna sleep for the whole night," says Ibtu Chow D'Hury, an FSU Seminole Fan.

You'll catch this guy front and center Saturday at the FSU game as the Seminoles take on the number one ranked team in the country - Oklahoma.

And the game is helping the local economy. Local bars and restaurants like Andrew's downtown are already getting ready for the crowd.

The Garnet and Gold Store on Pensacola Street has seen its sales double this week. And many hotels like the Holiday Inn on Apalachee Parkway are filled up for game day.

If you're an FSU Seminole fan and you don't already have any paraphernalia like a hat or a shirt, then this might be the game to get you one because the game will be so big, even ESPN will be there.

The show ESPN Game Day will broadcast live from the stadium on Saturday. It'll be their 7th trip to FSU, but the crew hasn't been to Florida State since the Miami game in 2003.

"This is the biggest game we've ever had in five or six years so it's going to be great. I can't wait," says Mat Miller, an FSU Seminole fan.

The game kicks off here at 8pm on Saturday and of course many Seminole fans are hoping for a win.


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