University of Arizona graduation draws in 22,000 people - Tucson News Now

University of Arizona graduation draws in 22,000 people

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A big night at the University of Arizona as more than 6,000 graduates received their diplomas.

For the first time, the commencement ceremony was held at Arizona Stadium because they outgrew the McKale Center.

U of A officials estimate 22,000 people attended Friday night's ceremony. Many of them from out of town and spent their dollars locally adding to the economic boost.

University Avenue businesses were packed Friday afternoon. A manager at Frog & Firkin tells Tucson News Now he was twice as busy as a normal night.

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