Businesses prep for NFC Championship game

According to Google Maps, it’s 1,767 miles from Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington, to Glory Days Pub in downtown La Crosse, where Saturday staff were gearing up for what they’re expecting to be a sellout crowd of Packer fans on Sunday. Some spectators may even end up watching the game outside.

The sports bar says put on your green and gold tailgating clothes and maybe even bring a lawn chair.

“We’re going to have all kinds of prizes. I’ve got boxes full of prizes, we save up. I’ve got all kinds of specials and we ordered extra, I don’t even know how many pounds of cheese curds. We have fried cheese curds and brats. This is going to be like an Oktoberfest. And we’re going to have our tent up outside, it’s going to be great weather,” said Mark Schneider, owner of Glory Days Sports Pub.

Schneider said if you’ve never experienced a Packer game at Glory Days, it’s hard to explain to people just how electric the atmosphere is.

He said he’s confident the Packers will be playing in Arizona in a couple weeks for the Lombardi trophy.

“We’re a team of destiny. This is the new Packer dynasty and I think tomorrow the Packs going to beat them heads up,” Schneider said.

Schneider said there wasn’t a spot in the bar Saturday not being used to keep food and drinks cold for the game. He said he’s put extra staff on as well.