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Fans Turn Out For Capital Classic

Reported by: Send eMail Dave Benton
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 14, 2013 9:56 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 14, 2013 11:22 PM EST

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Capital Classic
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Thousands of Herd and WVU fans made their way to the Charleston Civic Center for the big Capital Classic match-up.

It was good for the rivalry and good for the capital city.

It's one of Charleston's biggest nights, and, each year, thousands of people pack the Civic Center to watch the Herd and Mountaineers square off.

And while they celebrate the annual rivalry, local businesses enjoy the crowd the game brings.

“Thousands of people are coming inside the mall,” Rim Mahjan, of Cell Axis.com, said. “After, or even before the game, they just come here and buy something or see something or hang out. It's the busiest day after Black Friday.”

This is the 25th year for the game between Marshall and WVU.

Both sides had pre-parties to get fans in the mood.

For more on the game, visit our Eyewitness Sports page.



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