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Rivalry weekend brings in good business to Tallahassee

Posted at 5:52 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 17:52:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It's a big weekend for Florida State football as they get ready to take on the University of Miami on Saturday.

Anytime there's an influx of people, those people need places to stay.

According to the Visit Tallahassee website, there are more than 30 hotels in the area with rooms still available. It’s a matter of finding the price that works for you.

We called around to some hotels, some of them were required a two-night minimum at a price of $450 per night.

At the Home2Suites in Tallahassee, there are only a few rooms left.

Management says booking picked up Monday and Tuesday with fans snapping up as many as 50 rooms in two days.

One manager says it's busy, but the hotel has all hands on deck to make sure they can accommodate the many guests.

"I’ve got a tremendous amount of arrivals so I have two people on, I’m here I'm coming in the morning," said Tony McClure, Home2Suites General Manager. "We’ve got my maintenance chief that’s going to be here tomorrow. It’s just kind of all hands on deck. Especially for tomorrow just to make sure it’s ready for game time."

McClure says Florida State’s record this year has taken a bit of a toll on business.

He said that in years past when FSU hosted Miami or Florida or another big name opponent, his hotel would be booked months in advance.