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More than 80 percent of them come from outside of Brown County, and they stay an average of close to two days, giving a lift to local restaurants and hotels.

“It’s going to be a fairly significant hit in terms of impact, because we have a number of people where that is their vacation,” said Fred Monique, the president of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The Packers organization and the city of Green Bay did not get a chance to celebrate like it should. They won the championship, then they went straight to the lockout.”

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AP Sports Writers John Kekis, Dennis Waszak, Joe Kay, Joseph White, John Marshall and Chris Jenkins contributed to this report.