Florida State vs. LSU: More than 60K college football fans are headed to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 60,000 college football fans will be in Orlando this weekend for a game between Florida State and LSU on Sunday.

On Friday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer helped make sure Camping World Stadium is ready.


Dyer said the impact of the game spreads far beyond the field.

“A whole variety of things, national exposure, the economic impact,” Dyer said.

Read: Florida State, LSU face off in Orlando: Watch ‘Sunday Showdown’ at 7 p.m. Sunday

The high-profile game will be televised on Channel 9, shining a spotlight on everything Orlando and Central Florida as to offer. All the traveling fans are estimated to generate 45,000 hotel nights over Labor Day weekend.

The game is expected to make an economic impact of more than $30 million.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.