Packers playoff appearance sparks merch frenzy

CREATED Dec. 30, 2013

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers victory against the Chicago Bears has triggered a frenzy in Green Bay.

Before Sundays Wild Card game at Lambeau Field, fans were snapping up merchandise at the Packers Pro-Shop.

Stadium employees are also scrambling to prepare for the 80,000 fans that will fill the stands.

Team Spokesman Aaron Popkey said there is a lot to do before Sunday.

"We've got some clean up in the stadium our crew is handling in terms of ice and snow, we'll see if there is more snow later in the week that may cause a larger shovel out" Said Popkey.

Some hotels for the Wild Card game have already sold out. A check of prices Monday showed room rates had doubled.

Another catch that will cost visitors more, most hotels have instituted a minimum stay of two nights.