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Getting Ready for the Big Super Bowl Game

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It's getting busy in Reno for the big Super Bowl weekend for both stores and the fans. Shops have been pretty packed from fans out and about snagging the best deals on food and fan merchandise before it runs out.

The fans are excited for the game and stores are pumped for the profits they'll see this weekend. David Brant manages the Pro License Shop at Scheels and says he's seen an equal amount of people from both teams. "People are definitely excited for the Super Bowl. I mean it's one of the busiest events of the year as far as sporting goes. A lot of people are coming in, getting ready for their Super Bowl parties this weekend," said Brant.

Business is buzzing... We tracked down some of the biggest fans in town like Amy Riley who is from Denver. "I was born and raised in Denver so I grew up loving the Broncos," said Riley. She came dressed in her team colors to shop at Scheels for some gear. "Today I am getting some Bronco pennants. Just some decorations for around the house and then I was going to look for a t-shirt for the game."

We also bumped into Laura Rankin who is rooting for the Seahawks. She just flew in with her husband last night from Seattle. They've come to Reno to watch the Super Bowl game with their family. We asked Laura what makes her the biggest Seahawks fan, she said "the spirit of the 12th man. We're right there and it's just the spirit of the guys on the team and how they work together," said Rankin.

Grocery stores are gearing up too. We stopped by Smith's and spoke with Store Director Kevin Davis who has worked at there for over 25 years. He says Super Bowl weekend is one of the busiest when it comes to shopping for game day food. "You got to make sure you've got lots of beer, pop, chips, all kinds of snack foods. Pizzas are a big thing," said Davis.

If you plan on stocking up for the big game you might want to head to the stores pretty soon. We're told the stuff that flies off the shelf the fastest is the beer and chips. 

Stores are also making sure they have plenty of staff on hand for the big day. "We got to load up all the checkstands so we got plenty of help for you when you come in," said Davis.

Davis says Smith's sees a boost of up to 30% just from Super Bowl shopping.

Written by Chloe Beardsley

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