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Starkville, Oxford and Hattiesburg see boost on game weekends

Tailgates and football spell success for businesses

Even though football is a religion in Mississippi, nobody seems to be able to put a price on it.

Although various studies have been conducted in Oxford, Starkville and Hattiesburg, no one can pinpoint the economic impact collegiate football programs have in the communities. But business owners and scholars agree it`s a significant amount.

University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert Khayat said the economic impact per game was $2.94 million


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