Jan 30, 2014 10:37 PM by Maddie Garrett

Superbowl Sunday Not Typically Big Business for Bars, Hoping Broncos Will Change That

Whether you're staying in or going out, Superbowl Sunday can mean big bucks for local businesses, especially because our very own Broncos are playing. But bars and restaurants do have their competition, with all of those house parties sure to be happening across Southern Colorado for the big game.

Michael Fitzpatrick knows where he'll be on Sunday, at one of the many bars and restaurants around town. Fox and Hound is his usual spot.

"I'll probably be here, get here little bit early, because I want to get a good seat because I know it's going to be totally busy in here," he said on Thursday.

Fitzpatrick knows it will probably be a full house, and he won't be alone watching the game.

"Hopefully meet some friends here and watch the game," he said.

That's the kind of thing Fox and Hound General Manager Jeremy West likes to hear.

"Expecting a lot more enthusiasm and definitely a lot more people into the game with it being the home team this year," said West.

West said typically, Superbowl Sunday isn't the busiest day for bars and restaurants. But he's thinking since it's the home team, things might be different.

"The Superbowl tends to be a little quieter just because a lot more people do house parties. But Broncos should make for a good turnout," he explained.

He's even expecting a few Seahawks fans to show up for the game.

"We'll give them a little bit of room, we'll definitely get their own cheering area for them to try to get together with their group, but we'll see how many turn out," said West.

The game should make for good business, and certainly a good time for fans.

"I can't imagine it not being a good game, Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks that's ever lived and Seahawks defense is awesome, so I anticipate a really good game," said Fitzpatrick.

While West is hoping for a good turnout of fans and customers, he's also hoping for something else: "I'm hoping for a Broncos win," he said.

Many bars and restaurants, including the Fox and Hound, are also doing give-aways and raffles during half time to encourage more people to come out and watch the game instead of staying at home.



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