Economy prospers during weekend football game

While Purdue hosted the annual Old Oaken Bucket Game with Indiana this year, the local economy prospered

Posted: Nov 27, 2017 10:36 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — While Purdue hosted the annual Old Oaken Bucket Game with Indiana this year, the local economy prospered. Gas stations, hotels, and restaurants benefited because of this weekends game crowd.

Ticket sales for the game reached 50 thousand for this year's Oaken Bucket Game. Businesses geared up all week in preparation for the fans. Union Club Hotel Student Supervisor Zachary Hiscox says businesses like theirs rely on gamedays like these.

"For the local economy, there's definitely a spike in people spending money whether it's for food, for housing, or just buying things like Purdue sweatshirts or anything like that so gamedays definitely bring in more business for the locals, especially for the hotel here."

This weekend's football game was the last Purdue hosted in 2017.

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