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Visitors spent $110.18M in New Orleans

Updated: May 3, 2005, 3:46 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The 2005 Sugar Bowl produced an economic impact of $209.92 million for the city and state, according to a study completed by Dr. Timothy Ryan of the University of New Orleans.

"Dr. Ryan's study once again shows the tremendous effect that championship caliber college football can have for our city, the region and state," said Mark Romig, president of the Sugar Bowl Committee.

On January 3, Auburn, the undefeated champion of the Southeastern Conference, and Virginia ...

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