Saturday, September 5, 2009

OU Home Games Have $8.8 Million Economic Impact

Arlington game cost Norman businesses millions: Sooner fans are headed across the Red River for Saturday's big game in Arlington, but the University of Oklahoma's decision to move the first game out of Norman will cost the city millions. Usually a home game brings a bonanza of business to businesses around campus. "Game days here, our business probably jumps four or five hundred percent, and when it's away, it's just like a normal day," said Suzi Cohen, Campus Corner merchant. So on home game days, all of Campus Corner benefits and so does all of Norman. "Well, we estimate about $8.8 million new dollars comes into the community with a home football game," said Stephen Koranda, Norman Convention and Visitors' Bureau. (More at News9.com)

OU's getting paid (a lot) but don't expect more off-campus games: Tulsa World

OU aware of 'wow' factor: Tulsa World

Talented front seven will be key for OU's defensive growth: ESPN.com

BYU fans call Oklahoma home: Norman Transcript
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