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Milwaukee Bucks championship run raises $ 57.6 million in the economy

The huge rush in the Deer District this summer not only stunned the sports world, but also reflected a stroke of luck for Milwaukee. Visit Milwaukee reported Monday that the Bucks Championship run had a $ 57.6 million impact on the economy. “I think it was phenomenal for the city, it really did,” said Marc Lasry, co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks. “That’s the only thing you want. It feels like it brought the city together.” From the windfall, $ 8.5 million was spent on accommodations, more than $ 5 million on bars and restaurants, and nearly $ 6 million on retail stores Third Ward saw a surge in visitors. “I’ve seen a lot of tourists come into the neighborhood wearing Bucks gear, wearing Brewers gear, and really excited to just come to Milwaukee,” said shop owner Fred Gillich, saying the just-concluded Ryder Cup could have even greater economic implications to have. Official estimates put tourists nationwide to spend $ 136 million, including about $ 70 million in the Milwaukee area. Richard Osman traveled to the Ryder Cup from New York. “I think Milwaukee needed a break after not attending the (National Democratic) convention and so on, so it looks great and I think it’s a wonderful thing for the city,” he said. The increased spending helped some companies recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Next up is the Milwaukee Brewers heading into the postseason next week as champions of the Central Division. They have already brought in tourist dollars from the likes of Mets-Fan Michael Mondon. He said he spent “a fair amount” of money visiting Milwaukee for the series last weekend. Tourism officials were still working on economic forecasts for a Brewers playoff run. They said the impact would be significant, which is good news, “It’s great. I mean, if we can get on with this with Brewers, come on man let’s go for the Trifecta. Let’s go for the Bucks, the Brewers and eventually the Packers go, “said Gillich. They were already planning more watch parties in the Deer District so fans could cheer for the Brewers.

The huge rush in the Deer District this summer not only stunned the sports world, but also reflected a stroke of luck for Milwaukee.

Visit Milwaukee reported Monday that the Bucks Championship run had a $ 57.6 million impact on the economy.

“I think it was phenomenal for the city, it really did,” said Marc Lasry, co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks. “That’s the only thing you want. It feels like it brought the city together.”

Of that, $ 8.5 million was spent on accommodation, more than $ 5 million on bars and restaurants, and nearly $ 6 million on retail stores.

Fred Gillich’s store in the third district saw an increase in visitors.

“I noticed a lot of tourists coming into the neighborhood wearing Bucks gear, wearing Brewers gear, and really excited to just come to Milwaukee,” said shop owner Fred Gillich.

Visit Milwaukee predicted that the recently completed Ryder Cup could have an even bigger economic impact.

Officials estimate that $ 136 million is spent by tourists across the country, including around $ 70 million in the Milwaukee area.

Richard Osman traveled to the Ryder Cup from New York.

“I think Milwaukee needed a break after it didn’t have the (National Democratic) Convention and so on, so it looks great and I think it’s a wonderful thing for the city,” he said.

The increased spending helped some companies recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next up is the Milwaukee Brewers heading into the postseason next week as champions of the Central Division.

They have already brought in tourist dollars from the likes of Mets fan Michael Mondon.

He said he spent “a fair amount” of money visiting Milwaukee for the series last weekend.

Tourism officials were still working on economic forecasts for a Brewers playoff run.

They said the impact will be significant, which is good news all round.

“It is great. I mean, if we can get on with Brewers, come on man let’s get the trifecta. Let’s get the Bucks, the Brewers, and finally the Packers, ”said Gillich.

Bucks owners said they are already planning more watch parties in the Deer District so fans can cheer for the Brewers.

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