Sugar Bowl Tourists Spending Time and Money
A sea of crimson has taken over New Orleans. Thousands of Alabama and Oklahoma fans are in town for the Sugar Bowl.
“One thing about this is you wear red and it doesn’t matter because it’s all Oklahoma Alabama, all red.”
“Oklahoma fans went to the university. Alabama fans went to Walmart.”
“You’ll see the team that wins the whole thing will be Alabama. That’s the only red you need to see.”
Speaking of Alabama, star linebacker C.J. Mosley has 28 people in town to witness his last game as a student. It’s an exciting time for his mom and dad.
“Just to see him grow from park ball and high school and then graduate from college; the future is just wide open,” says Tracy Mosley.
Fans have been pouring in an out of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest since it opened yesterday off Decatur Street.
Today both university bands psyched up crowds. Tonight Imagine Dragons put on a free concert. By now, everyone is just ready for kickoff.
Everyone in red, excited, and spending money. Tourism officials expect Sugar Bowl related crowds to generate a minimum of $150-Million for the city. After all, they say the game has attracted more that 100,000 visitors.