MISSOULA — On game days stadiums across the country are filled with cheering fans, and in some way those fans, coaches, staff and players all contribute to the local economy.

Fans from near and far all contribute to the Missoula economy, but with football moving over to the spring, local economists say it’s tough to judge the impact that move might have.

They do say that Griz football in particular, is a very visible economic player and that many more less visible ones will face tough times.

“Everyone sees Grizzly football, everyone knows on Saturday, football Saturdays, what’s involved, etc., but there are many many other businesses here. You know Washington Corp, I mean you name it across the whole spectrum that have

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