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October 13, 2004

Albany - More than 20,000 people are expected to pack the stadium for Albany State's homecoming game this weekend. And, area businesses are profiting. The homecoming game pumped more than $1-million into local economy last year.

Many hotels and motels are already booked solid. "As soon as the schedule came out, the alumni started calling us reserving up to 10 rooms a piece,' said Jaye Lomax with Sleep Inn, Albany. "For the past week, we've had 30 to 40 calls a day."

ASU is conducting an economic impact study this year. At the game, fans will get a survey asking about how much money they spent and whether they stayed overnight.

Albany State is undefeated heading into this year's homecoming game.

posted at 5:22PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com