Connecticut shut out of Super Bowl boom
STAMFORD As dozens of towns in the tri state area enjoy millions of dollars in tourism money flooding their markets in the days leading up to the Super Bowl matchup between the and the , lower Fairfield County has been relegated to the sidelines.
While area hoteliers had been expecting an increase in demand for the rooms spread throughout the city, the Super Bowl bubble never seemed to push its boundaries past the Connecticut state line.
"Normally, if you're a destination like Florida or Atlanta, wherewhere china cheap Cowboys jerseys
you don't have a ton of inventory, you sell out quickly, and you'll have a four night minimum," said , general manager at the Stamford Hilton who just came to town after working atat cheap Cowboys jerseys from china free shipping
the Lexington in New York City.
Even at the Lexington, where he was working earlier this month, he said the pressure wasn't as high as one might expect, thanks to a large inventory built into the everyday structure of the Big Apple.
In the Hilton's case, there has been no increase in demand, according to Marino. And his hotel isn't the only one that has yet to see a blip in its radar for a weekend that usually clogs up metro areas months in advance.
"We really thought we'd get more," said , general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Stamford Downtown. "We're disappointed, but we're only at 25 percent occupancy right now for that weekend."
In fact, the price of a hotel in Stamford between Jan. 30 and Feb. Back in 2013, the average room price in Stamford was $125.35 for the weekend, but this weekend the price is down to $110.88, accordingaccording cheap Cowboys jerseys china
to the company.
"Even , they thought we'd see the overflow too, but I guess it went the other direction," Lindvall said late last week.
With the Super Bowl taking place in New Jersey, a stadium that serves as home field for two New York teams, word association with "Connecticut" may not come into play with out of towners seeking a place to stay. And while Director of the said the state typically targets its marketing toward the New York and New Jersey areas, Connecticut hasn't reached out to places like Denver and Seattle in an attempt to pick up tourismtourism cheap Cowboys jerseys china
dollars from fans travelling to the games from afar.
"There was nothing directed toward, Hey, if you're coming to the Super Bowl, come to Connecticut,'" said Fiveash.
"I don't know if New York or New Jersey did anything like that, but we did not do anything targeted at the Super Bowl."
With 82,0 people holding tickets for the Big Game, and thousands more likely to spillover as the event crashes into the region, the New York New Jersey area is poised to soak up millions of dollars spent.
While the NFL reportedreported cheap Cowboys jersey
last week that the number would likely hover around $6 million in revenue, figures released this week show it will likely be just a fraction of that number. But in Connecticut, with empty hotels and no official tourism campaign, it will be closer to a shutout.
"It's too bad," said the Marriott's Lindvall. "We were all excited for overflow because January is typically a slower month for us, but we just didn't see it.".