Wrestling championships help local economy
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ALBANY, N.Y. – Saturday was the second and final day of this year's High School Wrestling Championships.
About 15,000 people have come and gone from the Times Union Center since the matches kicked off Friday, which means good news for local businesses.
It's Albany's seventh year hosting the tournament. Event organizers say Albany's central location is one of its biggest draws. Those who visit the area fill up at least six local hotels.
Each year an average one to two million dollars gets deposited in the local economy, which generates about $145 million in tax revenue.