OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — While many sports fans are watching Super Bowl LV from the comfort of their own home on Sunday night, some sports bars saw an uptick in customers.
Since Nebraska is currently in the green phase, businesses like Addy’s Sports Bar and Grill in the Capitol District were able to operate at 100% capacity with no restrictions on party sizes or seating.
“We’re so thankful that we can even do business as we’re going through the pandemic," said manager Krisy Byers. "Grateful to have the opportunity, grateful that the community embraces us enough to be here.”
Earlier this week Dr. Anthony Fauci encouraged Americans to gather in small groups while watching Super Bowl LV, while the CDC said fans should avoid large crowds and cheering to prevent spread of the coronavirus.
While crowd sizes weren’t restricted, Byers says the staff would be working to keep the environment safe while having fun.
“Our staff will still be in masks, our staff will still be going through cleaning everything up," Byers said. "Making sure that all our dishes, everything is being turned over as quickly as possible, but as safely as possible. So we have extra cleaning staff on also.”
Along with welcoming guests to enjoy themselves at the bar with games like commercial bingo and giveaways, Addy’s also offered to go orders for those watching the game from home.
“All day long we’ve had to go orders going out," Byers said. "Again, we’re grateful for any business that we can take.”