Updated: Monday, 07 Jan 2013, 11:57 PM EST
Published : Monday, 07 Jan 2013, 11:57 PM EST
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Monday's night college football championship game made for good business at local restaurants and bars around town. Those businesses expected a larger crowd than in past BCS title games due to the large number of Notre Dame fans around the region.
NewsChannel 15 spoke with several area sports bars Monday afternoon. The majority of them said they had extra people on staff for the game.
At Kaysan's Fifth Down Bar & Grill, Notre Dame fans began arriving two and a half hours before kick-off to ensure they'd have a good view.
"It's just more fun to be out with friends and the big crowd here," said Notre Dam fan Brad Stoffer. "I'm sure there will be some Alabama fans too."
Stoffer said the last time he saw Notre Dame when the national championship was when he was in high school.
Not everyone could sit around and enjoy the game, but that did not stop those working from having a good time.
"It is crazy but it's always fun," said Brittany Huggins, a waitress at Kaysan's.
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