With all the talk of Frozen Fenway, you were probably wondering how much of the green stuff The Green Monster pumped into the regional economy, weren't you? Well, you were. Even if you didn't realize it. (Or at least that's how it was with us anyhow.) In any case, all jabbering aside, we've got an answer, (more accurately, the Boston Herald does, but who really wants to split hairs there?):
Last month's series of "Frozen Fenway" events at the home of the Boston Red Sox [team stats] pumped nearly $30 million into the regional economy, according to an estimate from the Hub's tourism bureau.
Most of the spending came from the two weekend hockey games (held Jan. 7 and 14) pitting the University of Vermont against UMass and Northeastern vs. Boston College.
"The direct spending from fans ... alone is significant, but we also saw a huge boost from indirect spending on ancillary services and staff needed to help support the visitor demand during this time," said Pat Moscaritolo, CEO of the visitors bureau.
All joking aside, it really was a remarkable event and already we're waiting with bated breath for next year. (However, considering it's still February, maybe it'd be better to breathe normally. At least until July.)