Baseball regionals help local business

POSTED: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 8:04pm

Some fans can't seem to ever get a ticket for the big game, and they get stuck watching the Tigers on television, at a restaurant, or bar. For Walk-On's general manager Andy Mckay that's just fine.

"Baseball means big crowds," said Mckay.

Baseball season means big business for area restaurants.

"When the Tigers are doing well our bar stools and tables stay full all season," said Mckay. "So, it's been a great year."

Thousands of baseball fans are in town this weekend for the Baton Rouge regional, and the pool of potential customers for local businesses has blossomed.

"They started here on Friday and they'll be here all the way till close tomorrow," said Mckay.

Friday's LSU game alone drew in over 99 hundred baseball enthusiasts to the box. When it was all over places like Walk-On's bank on fans looking to find a place to eat or grab a brew.

"Baseball season is the best for us over here," said Mckay.

If the Tigers win it all this weekend, Mckay says more Tiger fans will hop on the baseball bandwagon and bring their business here to Baton Rouge.

" We expect big crowds from the LSU fans," said Mckay. "It makes a big difference. They were excited about this weekend. They're even more excited about next weekend. I think we're going to see them coming out more."

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