World Series could generate big bucks for local pubs

Michael Beck and Ben Ronald / October 22, 2018

As for the Fall Classic itself, there might not be a greater city-to-city sports rivalry than that of LA vs. Boston. The Celtics and Lakers were fierce rivals in the 70’s and 80’s, when the two teams faced off a record 12 times in the NBA Finals.

The 2010 edition of the Celtics and Lakers featured a now-famous “Beat LA” chant, that will likely feature prominently in this year’s World Series.

The Dodgers are making their second-straight appearance in the finals, after falling in seven games last year to the Houston Astros.

On the other side of the diamond, the Red Sox beat the Astros in five games to advance to their first World Series appearance since winning the title since 2013.

The 2018 World Series kicks off tomorrow night when the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Fenway Park in Beantown to take on the Boston Red Sox.

Even though Vancouver has no official ties to the series, championship games tend to bring in more liquor-sales revenue for local bars and pubs.

Big TV events like the Super Bowl are known to bring in millions of alcohol and snack sales, but what about other sports? Baseball is not as popular in BC (compared to other sports), but one local bar says that they expect a spike in sales nonetheless.

The 2018 World Series kicks off on Tuesday, October 23rd in Boston.

“During big games we typically see more people in the bar, championship games only multiply that” – Victoria Davison bartender