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All-Star Game Visitors Likely to Have Long Term Economic Impact

Updated: 07/15/2014 6:34 PM
Created: 07/15/2014 3:04 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan

The All-Star game puts the Twin Cities in the national spotlight. Fans from across the country are in town to see the best in baseball play at Target Field.

Many hope those fans will return here long after the game is over.

Meet Minneapolis says the All-Star Game is bringing in 160,00 visitors and creating a $75 million economic impact.

"People who maybe wouldn't come here otherwise came for this game and they discovered what a beautiful city it is and how many things there are to do. We know from our visitor research that they will want to come back and see it again so we think we will get a lot of return visitors," said Kristen Montag with Meet Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport is preparing for a busy travel day Wednesday, as fans leave the Twin Cities. They have extra TSA agents on hand to handle any long lines.

Minneapolis is experiencing an economic boost from All-Star fans.

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