Super Bowl tickets can be tough to come by, even for the players themselves.
So when New Jersey natives and Denver Broncos players Robert Ayers and Mike Adams learned they wouldn’t be able to accommodate all of their friends and family for Sunday’s game, they did the next best thing and booked a party at Hooters instead.
According to NJ.com, Hooters’ Hackensack location will be brimming with Broncos fans after the defensive end Ayers and safety Adams couldn’t accommodate all of their ticket requests.
"Unfortunately, the NFL, they limit us to how many (tickets) you can buy. So you can’t buy tickets for everybody. Plus, they’re not cheap," Ayers, a native of nearby Jersey City, told the site. "So we have a little bar set up for my family to watch, and they’re going to watch and enjoy the game from there."
A manager at the restaurant confirmed the Broncos party to FOXSports.com, but said the restaurant will still be open to the public during the game. In addition, Ayers and Adams also held a signing along with Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno – another New Jersey native – at the location Wednesday night.
"I figured they have good food and, you know …," Ayers told NJ.com, noting that he was "just joking" about the scenery at the restaurant. "It’s just a great sports bar and a nice place for our families to go enjoy the game."
As for Adams, the Hooters location in Hackensack is about an 8-mile walk from MetLife Stadium, should he decide to walk there instead of home after the game.