Monday, January 31, 2011

Packers fans mean big Business in the Local Area-WTAQ

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WTAQ)-it was a busy day at 1265 Lombardi Avenue, as a fan of conditioners assault the gates of the Packers Pro Shop to grab some gear NFC Championship.

"We are doing everything we can to keep up," says the Director of retail operations Kate Hogan. "We had a few product during the night, we expect shipments from this afternoon through Wednesday yet right."

Hogan says they have also opened an hour Monday start, because they knew that it would have been busy.

Hogan says that this is the first time the Packers will go to the Super Bowl as they opened the largest pro shop.

Hogan "it will be interesting to see how it unfolds," she says. "But it's going really well so far."

Meanwhile, the visit of air conditioners for the Super Bowl should create a positive Ripple effect in the financial area for months to come.

A study last year lashed the economic impact of the training camp of packer to approximately 7.4 million.  A trip to the Super Bowl will provide a boost to that.

"People from all over the country have a keen interest in the 2 teams play in the Super Bowl," says Brenda Kraynick with the greater Green Bay Convention and visitor's Bureau.

Kraynick says that you can't put a dollar figure on free advertising. Calls also are media outlets wanting to know what we eat.

"I actually got some requests already for what they eat here at Green Bay during our parties tailgaiting," says Kraynick.

Kraynick says local hotels must be booked during the weekend of the Super Bowl from out of town Packers fans who want to be near the action.

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