Economic boom from Braves’ World Series run spreading across metro Atlanta

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — While a lot of attention is being turned to The Battery in Cobb County, smaller communities say they too are feeling the economic impact of Braves fans traveling in.

Woodstock city leaders are hosting a watch parties for each game of the World Series and say they expect crowds in the community to grow as the home games get closer later this week.

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“The bars are stocked, there’s enough food to feed an army,” said Sean Daily, owner of Daily Draft.

Business owners and residents of Woodstock say they are putting their bets on out of towners coming to their smaller area.

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City leaders say tourists may not want to travel all the way to Atlanta, so they may stop in places like Woodstock.

“I think a lot of small and medium sized communities are really grateful to the Braves organizations and all of our sports teams it’s a great draw for the city but it also impacts all of us,” said Stacy Brown, Marketing and Communication Manager for the City of Woodstock.

Brown says that after the Braves won the NLCS, inquiries for hotels, restaurants and viewing parties grew.

“It also helps our economy. It makes jobs, and it makes us all better Georgians,” Brown told Channel 2′s Ashli Lincoln.

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Daily says he is looking forward to the larger crowds as the week goes on.

“We get really good crowds, we have a lot of sports fans in the area. They love coming to Woodstock,” he said.

“It’s going to bring people into Atlanta, but also those outskirts, so I really think it’s good for Georgia itself,” said Woodstock resident Luke Roness.