The economic impact Boston will see as Bruins and Celtics move onto playoffs

BOSTON — The journey to a Stanley Cup is on in Boston and that means Bruins fans are taking over the streets and bars.

“I am so excited I have been a Bruins fan since 1978,” says Bruins fan, Kris Mahoney.

It’s triple the fun for sports fans in the city with the Celtics and Bruins in the playoffs during Boston Marathon weekend.

“It was amazing. This was my first Boston Marathon and I worked really hard to get here,” says Boston Marathon runner, Yesenia Chavez.

“It was a little wet at first. It was a lot of rain but with all the people running and the huge crowd, it helps get you through it definitely,” says Boston Marathon runner, Hunter Boyce.

The city says the marathon alone brings in about $100 million to the local economy.

Add a Bruins and Celtics postseason and businesses, like Sullivan’s Tap, are seeing green!

“We’re really lucky to have the best fans in the country so they just show at this time 2 hours before the game and we have a line out the building,” says Sullivan’s Tap owner, Julius Sokol.

And at A&B Kitchen and Bar, it’s nearly a standing room only.

“This time of year, it doesn’t stop. As people leave to go to the game, we get a whole new crowd that wants to be down here feeding off the energy,” says A&B Kitchen and Bar owner, Thomas Holland.

During the playoffs, as long as the C’s and B’s keep winning so do the businesses around them.

“Every game the farther we get into the season our revenue is exponentially better,” says Holland.

The Celtics play the Atlanta Hawks at home Tuesday at 7:00 for Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs.

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