Boca Raton Bowl Big Success
On December 23, 2014, the City of Boca Raton hosted ESPN’s inaugural Boca Raton Bowl at FAU stadium between Northern Illinois University and Marshall University. By almost all measures, the event was an huge success; even the the weather was perfect.
It was estimated that the bowl game would add $2.5 million dollars to the local economy, including up to 5,000 room nights in area lodging and thousands of people patronizing local businesses. There there were 18,000 - 20,000 attendees at the Bowl Game, and more importantly, between 2 and 2.5 million viewers of the live broadcast of the bowl game on ESPN.
Boca Raton Named Best Place to Live
Boca Raton is the best city in Florida to live in and one of the best in the country.
That opinion didn’t come from the mayor’s office or the chamber of commerce, but from research done by the online site 24/7 Wall Street that reviewed data on the 550 cities in the country with populations of 65,000 or more. The list of America’s 50 most livable cities was measured with a range of variables that included crime rates, employment growth, educational attainment, and housing affordability. Boca Raton came in at No. 11 nationally, receiving props for its many leisure activities, shopping opportunities, and economic base.