Mexico City game had $45 million economic impact: study (Reuters)

(Reuters) – The NFL’s return to Mexico City last November to stage the first-ever Monday Night Football game outside the United States had a $45 million economic impact on the city, the league said on Thursday. The game attracted 9,500 international visitors who, on average, spent more than five days in Mexico, as well as 21,500 visitors from elsewhere in the country, according to the results of a study commissioned by the NFL. The study also said total domestic and international tourist spending was $43 million, of which $32 million was incremental to Mexico City’s economy.