Businesses gearing up for LSU vs. SC Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Most LSU fans are in a wait-and-see mode as they head into Saturday's all important match up with the number 3 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. It is a night game at the Tiger Stadium, and the first home SEC game. All of that equals big business for Baton Rouge.

Management at Fred's and Walk-Ons are more than ready for this game. They are geared up with extra staff, food and alcohol on hand.

Managers of Tigerland's bars met early Friday morning to make sure everything is in place for the weekend.

Tigerland and Walk-Ons are used to large game day crowds, but this one may be the biggest they have seen this year. Both management staffs say this game will be the season's first "real" game, and "real" games bring droves of fans that will require lots of food and alcohol.

"We probably ordered three times as much product for this weekend as we have the previous four football weekends," said Marc Fraioli, owner of Fred's Bar.

"I mean, especially if LSU can win....if we keep winning, it's going to be bigger ever single home game we have; especially when Bama comes to town," said Brett LeBlanc, manager of Walk-Ons Bistreaux and bar.

Kickoff for Saturday's game is at 7 p.m.

Tonight on 9News at 6, hear just how much extra effort these businesses are putting into getting ready for these big home games.

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