The Washington Times - February 22, 2008, 11:21AM
Florida Today

\ The paper reports that spring training in Brevard County generates an economic impact of $3.5 million, according to Rob Varley, the executive director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism.\

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\ It also says that the Nationals generate $1.4 million of that money, based on estimates supplied by Nata VP of business affairs, Mike Shapiro. He estimates the organization spends $40,000 on food and restaurant costs.\

\ There were no estimates about the bar bills for sportswriters.\