CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Welcome to Tebow Town, USA.
That’s what one of the handful of T-shirts devoted to Tim Tebow proclaims in this quaint city in central New York.
It’s a sentiment that’s hard to argue with. It’s been all Tebow, all the time at New York Jets camp and local business owners are cashing in more than ever. Fans have been flocking to the area since the Jets rolled into town on July 26 — many wanting to get a glimpse of the NFL’s most popular backup quarterback.
Training camp drew about 41,000 fans to Cortland in 2010, and is expected to draw about 12,000 more people than it did two years ago. It could also result in a $5.8 million boost to the local economy.