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All-Star Game pays area $52.5 million


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All-Star Game pays area $52.5 million

from the Detroit Free Press - August 26, 2005

The 2005 All-Star Game and related events generated $52.5 million in spending in the Detroit region, according to a report released Thursday.

Spending in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties related to the July 12 game and activities in the preceding week came to $42 million, according to the study conducted by Patrick Rishe, associate professor of economics at Webster University in St. Louis.

The addition of Washtenaw County raised the spending total to $52.5 million, in line with Major League Baseball's estimate of $50 million to $55 million.

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Among Rishe's findings:

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I would say that Detroit put on a perfect performance! I was downtown throughout the entire week and I think it was a magnificant display put on by the city. It was a great "walk through" for the Super Bowl, but there is still a lot to be done in that time. If 78% of people have a more favorable perception of the city, I'm not sure there is anything else that we could ask for.

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