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Springfield Dishes Out Cash For Super Bowl Parties
Watching the Super Bowl is an American tradition, along with watching the game on the biggest screen you can find.
"It seems to be bigger bigger TVs so we're doing a lot of the 60, 70, and 80 inch TVs," Sundown One Store Manager Cory Foster said.
Sundown One is a high-end electronics store, where Foster said there's been a rush there for the past couple weeks. Some customers dished out close to $3,500 for an 80-inch television.
"Believe it or not, $899 to $7,000," Foster said. "On an average I would have to say $2,500 to $3,500."
Budget-conscious football fans chose a less pricey one. They rented projector systems for the big game.
Following televisions, food and drinks are the next major item.
"I don't really like going to big places watching the game," Luke Schmidt said. "I like to hear announcers and what not."
Fans are picky about location and also about costs, even on the big day.
"I'm really blessed my business is really busy, but things are just costing more so you have to be careful," Beth Hortberg said.