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      Good football means good economy

      Three of the Michigan High School Athletic Association semi final football games were played at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome Saturday.

      The Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau says the games can have a significant and positive economic impact for the city of Marquette. According to the visitors bureau, the month of November is difficult for the lodging industry because summer tourist season is over and snowmobile season doesn't start until the first of December.

      "Well now all of the sudden we've got these football games going on in the dome so you've got people that will buy hotel rooms. They will be eating in town, they will be buying gas and they will be spending money. That's a very unexpected bonanza for us, (the community) said Marquette County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Executive Director, Pat Black.

      Official numbers on how much money the businesses in the city of Marquette will make during the month of November won't be in until January.