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Fewer fans at Packers games will likely impact businesses

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Posted at 7:04 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 20:04:10-04

ASHWAUBENON, Wis (NBC 26) -- According to the Green Bay Visitors Bureau, about 14-million dollars are spent in northeast Wisconsin for every Packer's home game. But this season, that likely won't be the case considering the Packers have just announced that for games this season seating at Lambeau Field will be significantly reduced.

And for businesses like the National Railroad Museum who always see an uptick in traffic during those weekends, their preparing for their number of guests to be down on the account of less out of towners showing up for games.

"Will there be a change in attendance? Absolutely. Whether that's the amount of people or the demographics of where they are coming from. But, it is something that I think everybody is anticipating just with the way everything is right now," says Jan Padron the Marketing and Communications Director of the National Railroad Museum.

No word from the Packers just yet mow many fans will be allowed to show up for games. But, many businesses attribute much of their foot traffic during the fall and winter weekends to the folks who come from out of town to visit Lambeau Field.