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Business leaders anticipate start of Georgia Southern football season

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Business and tourism leaders in Statesboro got ready for football season Tuesday with the start of the “Paint the Town Blue Campaign”.

Organizers pointed out that Eagle home games bring thousands of tourists and an additional $1.2 million to the local and regional economy.

It also brings national name recognition to the university.

“You get people to the university and they discover all the other wonderful things happening here. Not only the athletic programs, but also what happens with the academic programs here as well,” said Jean Bartells, GSU Interim President.

The Eagles host their first home game against Western Michigan University on Sept. 12th.

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