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Las Vegas Bowl brings more than $25M to Las Vegas economy

Posted at 6:28 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 08:59:24-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Bowl 2018 has a new champion, Fresno State defeated Arizona State 31 to 20. The annual game brought nearly 25,000 people to the city during the second and third slowest weeks in December.

According to Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the fans boosted the local economy by more than $25 million dollars.

"Everybody that works in the stadium, everybody that works in the hotels, are going to take that 25 million and spend it again, and again, so it does multiply. It could equal 75 million to 100 million when all is set and done," said Steven Budin, 13 Action News’ financial analyst.

A Bulldog fan told 13 Action News, he spent more than $2,000 to watch his Alma mater play in Southern Nevada.

"$2,300-2,400! I really want to support this locality that's been so generous to me and has shown me such a great time."

"Just in hotel, gas, food drinks, a couple hundred bucks. As far as the gambling, I can't tell you but it's a lot, it's a lot," said a Sun Devils fan.

Although, the city of Las Vegas took a big cash win, the fans took with them something more meaningful.

"The money don't matter! It's just memories."

"You don't want to collect things, you want to collect memories."