Detroit Tigers Opening Day brought an estimated 200,000 people — and between $5 million and $6 million in spending — to Detroit last Friday.
And for the entire weekend, which included three Tigers games and a Detroit Red Wings home game, the economic impact for the city was between $13 million and $15 million, according to estimates from the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.
In 2012, the bureau estimated the Tigers home games generated $285 million to $300 million in total direct spending in the city.
Source: Crain’s Detroit
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