In the evening before the NFC Divisional playoff at Atlanta, hundreds of Packers fans swarmed Hudson's Grille Midtown, not far from the Georgia Dome, celebrating deep into the night. The establishment was filled the following night as well with a huge crowd following the victory, just one of similar scenes throughout the country. For fans, joining forces on game days is part of the "Packer Way."
It's just become a lot easier to find the right places to make that happen. There's a new website hosted by the Packers, www.packerseverywhere.com, that will make it simple for the NFL's most passionate fans and the establishments they frequent to connect with each other and support their team. There's no cost involved, the site is just a reflection of the club's belief that the Packers are more than an NFL team that resides in Green Bay.
Responding to demand, www.packerseverywhere.com is a one-stop, free destination to unite the restaurants, bars and pubs around the country with the club's legion of fans. It is an innovative approach that will eliminate the mystery from connecting with fellow fans, year-long. It will allow fans to make plans by reaching out to each other and cheer on the Packers with a loud group of 50 in green and gold instead of five.
"We had multiple requests from our fans to give them an opportunity to communicate with each other and also find establishments where they can enjoy games together," Packers President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy said. "We put a lot of thought into creating a website that gives them a greater connection to the Packers. This new website will bring our fans together."
In Atlanta, on the weekend of the NFC Championship, there were at least five establishments similar to Hudson's Grille Midtown, and a city full of Packers fans looking for like-minded souls. Now it will be easy to find them, communicate before arriving or even host your own event. Best part is it's free.
At www.packerseverywhere.com, there will also be exclusive events and the opportunity for restaurants, bars and fans to share their photos and stories on the website. If you are traveling on a Monday in Los Angeles and want to watch the Packers play the Vikings, the information for the best places to go will be readily available on www.packerseverywhere.com.
Packers Everywhere is turning to fans nationwide to identify their favorite Packers bars and restaurants. Fans can visit www.PackersEverywhere.com/suggest to make sure their local spots make it into the definitive guide to Packers establishments around the country. Managers of bars and restaurants can sign themselves up at www.packerseverywhere.com/bars, or call 1-888-GBPack-1.