LSU game day equals big boost for BR businesses

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU Tigers are headed back home after a victory in the Outback Bowl and although the game was held in Tampa, it meant a boost for businesses in Baton Rouge.

Popular bars and restaurants in the Capital City were packed with fans cheering on the team.

Workers were in early to clean up after New Year's Eve and get ready for the big game. Businesses said they see huge crowds on game day, regardless if LSU is playing in Tiger Stadium or on the road.

"The game will get people out of the house," said Tony Lanata, a manager at George's. "The weather will also contribute to that. It's just a chance to get people out of the house and not be sitting around watching TV in their home. With the weather, people will not be barbecuing at home. They are going to get out to a place where they are comfortable, have good fare, cold drinks and people they know."

Lanata added George's plans to be open for every holiday to give people an option besides their own kitchens.

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