The SEC Softball Event is in full swing this week in Tuscaloosa despite the fact that stadium capability is barely at 50%. Metropolis Council President Kip Tyner says the event is making a huge impact on town financial system.
“They’re all staying in accommodations and consuming out and filling up with fuel and it is a massive week for our financial system,” Tyner mentioned.
Some tailgaters had been arrange within the car parking zone outdoors Rhoads Stadium Thursday morning. Trent Lindaman is a Florida Gator fan. His daughter is on the workforce and performs first base.
“Softball is aggressive contained in the stadium however once you get outdoors the stadium, it’s only a household ambiance. It’s family and friends, not opponents,” mentioned Lindaman.
Delores Smith is an Alabama Crimson Tide fan and a diehard softball fan.
“It’s nice and fantastic to satisfy individuals from all around the nation, particularly softball followers. We love soccer too. however softball is our favourite sport. We’ve been following Bama softball because the inception of Alabama softball. We wouldn’t miss this for the world and we’ve been planning on this since earlier than COVID,” mentioned Smith.
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports activities says that 1200 lodge rooms have been booked this week and greater than $3,000,000 might be spent at eating places, bars, buying and fuel.