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Redskins games provide boost for local economy

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LANDOVER, Md. -

As if fans needed another reason to support the Burgundy and Gold! The Executive Director of the Prince George's County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Matthew Neitzey, says the team is a crucial corporate citizen, contributing tax revenue from the games, and income tax revenue from all of the employees at FedEx Field.

Neitzey says there is a 10% admissions and amusement tax on tickets sold at FedEx Field. It brings in approximately half a million dollars per game, which goes into the county's general fund to be used on services like education, public safety and transportation. Visiting football fans also contribute when they stay in the area, paying a 5% county hotel tax.

Officials include an anticipated amount of revenue from regular season games in the budget forecast, but the profit from any post season home games would provide an additional boost.

Neitzey says, "the tax revenue that's generated, the jobs that are supported, just the activity and enthusiasm for this area this time of year, it's great to be a Redskins fan in Prince George's County."

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