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Economy swells as visitors pour into town for Series

August 18, 2013

When Little League Baseball comes to town, everyone knows it....

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Garben78

Aug-19-13 2:59 PM

How can anyone living today disagree with the crime statistics here in little phillysport

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Capricorn1

Aug-19-13 2:40 PM

Tacosalad, try this, go to hotels dot com and select Danville PA for check-in on the 23rd for one night and note the prices. Then check the prices for the following Friday, the 30th for one night and note the drop in prices. Same day of the week but a drop in prices after the Series is over.

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tacosalad

Aug-19-13 12:47 PM

Capricorn1, I did what you suggested and actually searched hotel prices in communities outside of Williamsport. I can get a room in Lewisburg for a little over $90. I can stay in Danville for under $90. State College comes in at just over $100. To stay inside the city of Williamsport, and not at the seedy fleabag across from Little League, you're shoveling out at least $189. $220-$499 if you want an established chain. Your point plays into mine. Not as many people do have to stay outside the city because of recent hotel construction. But they are choosing to do so due to prices. It doesn't seem like Supply and Demand principles are playing into pricing. I think prices are raised arbitrarily each year just because they can.

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wwhickok

Aug-19-13 11:47 AM

Shaman..where are you buying your candy bars? The ones I buy, rarely, cost $1.19 these days. The cheapest I ever remember getting them is 25 cents.

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Garben78

Aug-19-13 11:42 AM

One only has to google Williamsport and see the crime statistics and maybe that's why they choose to sleep elsewhere

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Garben78

Aug-19-13 11:40 AM

Wow so glad people like you are so quick to jump on a misprint good for you hats down you've got to be the best at whatever it is you are amen

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Capricorn1

Aug-19-13 9:18 AM

Tacosalad, hotels in the surrounding communities are no different during Little League. You can check for yourself the prices in Lewisburg, Sellingsgrove, Danville, Bloomsburg, State College and others. The difference being Williamsport has had a boom in hotel construction so not as many people have to stay outside the city. They used to have a program where local residents could open their homes to families of the players. Does anyone know if they still have this program?

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MrShaman

Aug-19-13 5:02 AM

"Perhaps the empty hotel rooms will be a signal to those hotel owners that prices are too high. A 40% price increase since 2006 is a bit greedy." - tacosalad

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I remember paying 5-cents...for candy-bars that cost 85-cents, presently.

Better get used-to-it.

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Garben78

Aug-18-13 5:21 PM

I see where it states 60,000 people and over 30 million am I missing something? And also why drag the gas into little league? Go to a game and see the names of major sponsors if you would

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tacosalad

Aug-18-13 12:38 PM

Perhaps the empty hotel rooms will be a signal to those hotel owners that prices are too high. A 40% price increase since 2006 is a bit greedy. The city seems empty this year. The roads out of town after games are full. High hotel prices may help neighboring cities more than it helps the economy in Williamsport.

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MrShaman

Aug-18-13 10:53 AM

"I certainly hope they meant to say $300,000 or even $3 million." - hoopsnmusic

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I was thinking the same.

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hoopsnmusic

Aug-18-13 8:22 AM

"In 2011, about 61,000 people came to town for the event, which contributed $30,000 to the local economy"

I certainly hope they meant to say $300,000 or even $3 million. If 61,000 people only contributed $30K to the community, then they're spending an average of about 50 cents each during their 2-week stay.

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