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Louisville and Florida fans pour in to town for the 2013 Sugar Bowl


New Orleans, LA -- There are three days to go before the Sugar Bowl game, fans have a lot of partying to do.

The merchandise is up in many shops along Canal Street, hotel lobbies like the Hyatt are bustling, and cab drivers are busy unloading fans.

"We've been around for almost eight decades, as this is the 79th game. It's really grown from a small event from the first year of Tulane and Temple back in 1934 and we've come on and we've grown and grown," says Jeff Hundley, Chief Operating Officer of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Sugar Bowl organizers estimate this year's game will bring in a $150 million into the local economy.

This is also a significant game for the Florida Gators, who chomped their way to the Big Easy and they're confident they'll walk away with a win.

"Just play regular football; just play their Florida Gator football," says Florida fan Jeff Evans.

But one Louisville Cardinal fan is nervous.

"I'm just hoping we can stay close in the Sugar Bowl against Florida," says Adam Short.

Hundley says there are still plenty of tickets to be had, you can go to Ticketmaster or go to www.allstatesugarbowl.org.

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