LSU athletics are big boost to the economy

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - When LSU plays in Baton Rouge, it's a win-win for everyone especially economically. This according to a study by Economist Loren Scott.

The study found in 2012 that almost $1.5 million people attended LSU athletic events which equalled an extra $8 million dollars for the state. The events are also credited with providing close to 4,000 jobs for folks in the Capital city that year.

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