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Alabama Vs. Notre Dame: A Boon To South Florida's Economy

South Beach has BCS fever as Alabama and Notre Dame play for college football's national title. The game means millions of extra dollars coming in to the region's coffers.
Credit Phil Latzman

Perhaps you've noticed South Florida awash in a sea of green and crimson these past few days.

The visitors are fans of Alabama and Notre Dame, which meet to decide college football's 2012 national champion tonight at Sun Life Stadium.

No matter the color of the jersey, or where they are from, no one is happier to see them than local tourism officials.

For Broward County, it means an additional 25,000 to 30,000 visitors, some for the very first time.

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