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Attendance discrepancies skew economic impact figures

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that inaccurate attendance reports could be skewing the economic impact that sports venues have in the community seeing as though turnstile counts are often lower than the published "official attendance" numbers. As the County Commission in Orange County, Fla. prepare to consider a $1.1 billion plan for a new downtown arena, they face concerns that discrepancies in attendance prevent an accurate assessment of the venue's potential economic impact.

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