City of Green Bay prepares for playoffs

CREATED Jan. 3, 2013

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GREEN BAY - Over at Titletown Brewery, they are unloading extra bags of hops to brew beer, and inside they’re planning on selling plenty of food Saturday.

Brent Weycker is the president of Titletown Brewery; he says home playoff games are big for business.

"If there wasn't a game, it would be a little bit slower and kind of quieter because people kind of hunker down at home and watch it on their TV sets,” he said.

A few blocks away, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt is going up in this bucket lift to display the first of about 30 Titletown banners showing off the city's Packer pride.

“We're very excited to showcase the city and we're looking forward to a victory," said

Green Bay leaders estimate home games bring in more than $8 million in revenue, but it does even more for the city.

"It's tough to put  a dollar figure on what does this mean what it means to most people is just the spirit it creates in the community, that's even more important than the dollars that are generated," said Jeff Mirkes of Downtown Green Bay, Inc. 

A Packers fan rally is planned for Friday on the 300 block of E. Walnut at 3:30 p.m.