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Westgate saw big bump in business during Super Bowl XLIX

GLENDALE, Ariz. — After hosting a record number of visitors last week, the Westgate Entertainment District reported Super Bowl XLIX also hit record sales.

Hundreds of thousands of people visited the entertainment complex throughout the week of the Super Bowl, according to Jeff Teetsel, development manager for Westgate.

“We had lines by the hundreds of people forming outside of our restaurants as early as 5:30 in the morning (Super Bowl Sunday),” he said.

Restaurants experienced record sales compared to the last time the Valley hosted the NFL title game in 2008.

“A couple different tenants told me they did twice as much in sales yesterday [Sunday] as they did on Super Bowl Sunday in 2008,” Teetsel said.

“I had one tenant tell me that on Saturday of this week they did as much volume as they had done on the Super Bowl Sunday in 2008.”

Even with influx of visitors, the restaurants at the Westgate managed to keep up with the demand.

“We brought in a number of refrigerated trucks for extra beverage,” he explained. “We brought in extra ice trucks. We brought in extra trucks for storage of dry goods. We made some of our vacant spaces available to tenants to store dry goods.”