Mayor Slay: Cardinals Bring Economic Boost, Civic Pride To St. Louis

Oct 23, 2013

As the Cardinals excel on the field, so too does the city and region around it. Postseason action has almost become a way of life in St. Louis, bringing added excitement, tourism and tax dollars to the region,  10 out of the past 13 years.

And this year is no different, says Mayor Francis Slay. With three World Series games scheduled here, the region will gain an estimated $8 million in direct and indirect revenue per game. The city alone will gain $500,000 in taxes per game.

Add in the civic pride and media exposure brought on by the World Series, and St. Louis has even more reasons to be glad to claim such a successful team. Not the least of which is the opportunity to simply enjoy a good game of baseball.

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