Baton Rouge Faces Multi-Million Dollar Loss If LSU Football Is Canceled

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Businesses in the capital city are facing another major financial hit if the LSU football season is canceled or played without fans.

Economist Loren Scott says the Baton Rouge economy could experience a $50 Million dollar hit depending on the fate of the Tigers' season and says that loss is equitable to retailers in the area losing the Christmas holiday.

Additionally, Scott says civic organizations that rely on the 12% cut from concession sales would also suffer if the season is canceled or played without fans in the stands and could lose upwards of $1 million.

No decision has been made by the university or the Southeastern Conference, but many business owners are starting to plan for major losses in the event there is no LSU football.

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