Updated: 10/11/2013 6:16 AM
Created: 10/10/2013 5:24 PM KSTP.com
By: Josh Rosenthal
"We always know that Lynx nights are gonna be big ones for us," said Abbie Snell, who works at Hubert's in downtown Minneapolis. That's win or lose, but with the Lynx last big win, it could mean even bigger business.
"The Lynx are definitely our most dedicated crowd," Snell said, "and they're definitely our most consistent."
So what would another Lynx championship mean for other businesses? St. Thomas Economics Professor John Spry says the team would likely sell more tickets and merchandise, but other area businesses probably wouldn't be affected.
"It's going to be fairly small. It's sort of like dropping a bucket of water in a swimming pool," he explained.
It might be a different story if one of the other professional sports teams in town were to win a championship though.
"That would have a little bit bigger affect," Spry said, "because attendance goes up and more people are likely to visit the Twin Cities."
He points to the Twins as an example. Their per game attendance more than doubled after their championships.
Don't tell that to Snell though. Even if the Lynx don't win the championship, even if they were a last place team -- she thinks those dedicated fans would still show up.
"I can't imagine that they would become fair weather fans and decide not to come," she said. "I think they'd still be here for sure."