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“It’s great exposure for future business for those people who don’t know Annapolis,” said Del Signore, who noted the visitors bureau is planning a marketing campaign to coincide with the game to point out nearby tourism opportunities.

Local businesses also stand to benefit in the waterfront city of about 39,000 people.

“Anytime something like that comes into town, it’s going to help businesses,” said Carey Arason, manager of Chick and Ruth’s Delly on Main Street in downtown Annapolis.