Do College Football Games Pay for Themselves? The Impact of College Football Games on Local Sales Tax Revenue
26 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2008
Date Written: June 2008
This paper analyzes the net impacts of college football games on the sales tax revenues and taxable sales of four mid-sized cities in Texas. The paper addresses the question in the title, but also asks whether state policy makers might be justified in encouraging schools in their state to play one another based on the local economic impact those games will have. In general, our evidence suggests the answer to that question is no.
Keywords: tourism, economic impacts, special events
JEL Classification: L83, H27
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