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Oklahoma City, “The direct spending associated with the attendance of the games is in excess of $50 million.”

News story posted 6/5/2012, dateline Oklahoma City.

I wonder if any of our councilmembers are aware that the a team that used to be called the Sonics is paying off for another city, “The direct spending associated with the attendance of the games is in excess of $50 million.”
OKC Thunder playoffs boosting local economy

Probably not.

Charles Stout, co-owner of Bricktown Brewery, said, “Every time the playoffs come, we see the dollar impact right away.”
Stout said this year, profits from the playoffs have been overflowing like his beer.
“People are staying longer and more people are coming out so without a doubt it has an impact 5, 6 or 10 fold,” Stout said.
Tom Anderson, Special Projects Manager with Oklahoma City, said the Thunder is major business.
Destination Marketing Association International estimates every in-town person spends about $65 on game days and out-of-towners, or a person who travels over 60 miles, spends about $216.

A real reason non-sports fans should be mad.