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D.C. will spend $65K on playoff game staffing

Thursday - 10/4/2012, 12:20pm  ET

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia will spend at least $65,000 and as much as $76,000 per Nationals playoff game to provide extra security and traffic control around the stadium.

The city said Wednesday that it will pay for more than 130 employees to provide security and other services during the playoff games. That includes as many as 75 police officers and about 60 traffic-control officers.

A spokesman for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says the city will easily recoup what it spends to host the playoff games. Councilman Jack Evans has estimated the city could make $500,000 in revenue per game from hotel and restaurant taxes.

Washington will host its first playoff game on Oct. 10.


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