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FAMU homecoming week causing influx in visitors

Posted at 5:20 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 17:20:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M's homecoming week is more than just a celebration for the school, it's also a celebration for the city of Tallahassee. 

Alumni, family, and friends are flocking to the Capital City booking hotels, eating at local restaurants, and enjoying what the city has to offer.

Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel General Manager, Bo Schmitz, says it's a huge weekend for the Capital City. 

"No question that every year that I have lived in Tallahassee, FAMU homecoming is a very busy weekend and usually sells out all the hotels. Obviously our hotel has a good location, so we expect that to continue for us," said Schmitz. "We're brand new, this is our first year going through it at this property and we are looking forward to it." 

Not only are hotels full for the entire weekend, but restaurants have been serving non-stop because of the influx in visitors in the city.

Olean McCaskill, Owner and Manager of Olean's Restaurant, says this is the best time of the year to get good home cooked meals and to cheer on the Rattlers. 

"It's a blast and I look forward to seeing everybody when they come home. Even the kids that see me that have left six years ago, four years ago, it don't matter how many years but they keep coming back to see their Mama O," said McCaskill. 

You can cheer on the Rattlers as they take on Norfolk State Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Bragg Memorial Stadium.