ACC Championship expected to bring multi-million dollar impact to Durham
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Officials with the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau say they expect more than a $5 million dollar total impact from this week’s ACC Baseball Championship.
Thousands of baseball fans from up and down the east coast are in Durham this week for the tournament.
“You can’t beat it. How could you miss it?” said Tim Lyman. Lyman made the trip down from Chicago to see his son play for the Louisville Cardinals.
His other goal for the day: to make sure he got a few beers at the field. He wasn’t alone. Plenty of fans were spending money on food, drinks and souvenirs.
During the week-long championship, baseball will only take up a few hours of time throughout the day for these fans.
“We’re going to see some of the town and spend some money in Durham,” said Doug Taylor. Taylor’s son also plays for Louisville and while he and Lyman