WIAA State Volleyball Tournament impacts local business

Posted: 9:24 PM, Nov 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-03 22:24:16-04

Green Bay was filled with visitors for the WIAA State Volleyball Tournament this weekend.

Teams were hoping to win while local businesses, also winning, with a boom in customers.

From tours of Lambeau Field to celebratory meals at local restaurants and laying down after a day of volleyball in one of Green Bay's hotels, the Girls State Volleyball championships at the Resch Center brought a lot of business to our area.

The streets near the Resch center were filled with players, family, and friends since Thursday. 

Many said it's a special city to have the state championship, being a place of fierce competition because of the Packers.

Teams were going to the restaurants nearby like Stadium View and the D2 Sports Pub Stadium District.

Workers at these businesses said they've been swamped with people adding it takes a lot of preparation for an event like this.

"We stock like a Packers game. We staff like a Packers game. We all bring our Packers game, you know, attitude. We know that we're going to get just as busy as it would be for a Packers game," said Mary Hultman, a bartender at D2 Sports Pub Stadium District.

She said they are happy the tournament fell in November, keeping them extra busy with only one home Packers game this month.

Many visitors said they are excited to be in Green Bay for the championships and able to explore the city.