SEC Media Days kicks off on Monday and wraps up on Thursday. Over the next few days, head football coaches from all SEC teams will be in Hoover, telling the press how they anticipate the season will play out.
With such a large event taking over the city of Hoover, that means lots of people in town, spending money.
“Well it’s a great event, it brings about a million dollars in economic impact to the city of hoover. So our hotels are full, are restaurants are full. It’s really a great event, not only for Hoover, but the entire Hoover-Birmingham metropolitan area.”Frank Brocato, Hoover Mayor
For local businesses, like Bama Fever Tiger Pride, this means fans will be splurging as we gear up for the season’s start. One employee tells us people come in and spend hundreds.
“I’ve seen some people come in here and buy like $500-700 and not even bat an eye.”Sarah Angel, store employee
This is the first year the event is back in Hoover after the SEC decided to host in other cities on alternating years.
“We’ve probably held the event about 24 years, right out at the Wynfrey. Just to be considered with the Atlanta’s and the Nashville’s I think that’s quite an honor for Hoover. And the SEC appreciates our hospitality and just how we’ve run the event.”Frank Brocato, Hoover Mayor
For the full schedule of SEC Media Days, click here.