SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Syracuse football’s success is translating to local businesses. Sales have risen as a result of increased attendance and success that the team is generating, according to several stores on Marshall Street, just steps away from campus.
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in business,” Manny’s General Manager Mike Theiss said. “Clemson weekend was tremendous, everyone was looking forward to that for the last three to four months, and the last couple of weekends were not nearly as busy, but they were definitely busier than a comparable game would’ve been a year or two ago.”
SU gear and jerseys specifically have been flying off the shelves. Theiss credits this to the team’s recent success and the expectations that come with that success.
“The football jerseys in particular have been really hot because expectations of the team have been so much better than they have been in the past,” Theiss said. “So we’ve sold out of the blue jerseys.”
The blue jerseys are the only color available for public purchase at the time and are expected to be restocked this week. Orange jerseys will hit the shelves for the first time in the coming weeks. Theiss expects them to be very popular.
Other stores on Marshall street have also reported higher sales on football weekends.
Syracuse football’s average attendance through the first three games this year has risen to 43,841 from last year’s average of 34,494. More than 9,000 new season tickets were sold in the offseason.