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Jacksonville's Potential Tebow-nomics

11:18 AM, Mar 20, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tebow as a Jaguar could mean an economic boost for Jacksonville.

Or, Tebow-nomic boost. 

"I do think it would be, from a business perspective, a really good move," said CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell.

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"Within 24 hours, Jacksonville would go from a place where there's 80% fans in the stands to 100%," Rovell said. "So from a business standpoint, it's a no-brainer."

But the Jaguars weren't interested in Tebow in 2010. Why now?

"Tyson Alualu doesn't sell many tickets and I think selling tickets is very important," Rovell said.

Selling tickets means good news for the Jaguars, but those potential ticket holders are going to need to stick around and do some dining and some dozing for the city to get the full Tebow boost.

"You've got to get the overnight stay because that's the real economic impact where people are going to be having meals outside the stadium," Rovell said.

Tebow mania could mean ticket mania, and that would be good news for the fans.


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