DALAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Mavericks fans are still thrilled after the Dallas Mavericks won game 7, and they are now heading to the Western Conference Finals this week.
They are not the only ones who are excited. Local businesses are also happy with the success of the team, and fans who watch these games support the success.
The Dallas Mavericks are in shape, and as their success continues, local businesses are making a profit.
“The demand has been very good. Very good for us. Any time they do well, it’s good for us. Let’s say so.”
Monica Paul, executive director of The Dallas Sports Commissions, said that thanks to local sporting events last weekend, the economic impact was $ 15 million, including hotel revenue and more.
Places like ChopShop Victory Park, a bar located right next to the American Airlines Center, said they are looking forward to local events for business and they have seen even more customers succeed in the Mavericks playoffs.
“The games are much busier, so that means a lot more people before the games, a lot more people staying during the games now as well as after the games,” Chop Shop bartender Greg Steve said.
Game 7 has attracted hundreds of fans to PNC Plaza bars such as ChopShop and Hero, and they expect even more from the Western Conference finals.
“We’re definitely preparing for more people, we expect that to be a record,” Steve said.
With at least two more home games in Dallas more money will be earned.
“It means a lot to me, a lot to the business, of course, the more they win, the better for us,” Steve said.
“Maybe you’re looking at another, you know, $ 5.6 million economic effect that will come along with these two games,” Paul said. “Then if you continue, more good.
Some businesses have said they will even open before Game 1 on Wednesday.