Extra! Extra! Sports Page coming soon

Photo by: Andy MoralesStudents and Statesboro residents will be able to watch the big game at The Sports Page, a new bar and grill that will open at the end of the month

Ashley Cravey

Sports fans will have more to choose from when deciding where to watch the big game with the opening of The Sports Page at the end of the month.

The sports bar is located across from Paulson Stadium and replaces Dos Primos on Lanier Drive. The menu will feature seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs and other entrees.

“We are thinking of doing all-you-can-eat crab legs from 7 – 9 p.m.,” Grant Deloach, landlord and manager of The Sports Page, said. “We will for sure have happy hour everyday from 5 – 7 p.m.”

The bar will have live entertainment on weekends and DIRECTV to show various sports programs, such as NFL Sunday Ticket.

“I think The Sports Page will be good competition for GATA’s and Retrievers. Being right next to the stadium should generate a lot of business on game days,” Alan Budd, senior mathematics major, said.

“I think we will do pretty well for game days,” Scott Martin, owner of The Sports Page, said.

Unlike University Plaza, which is composed of mostly bars and caters mainly to college students, The Sports Page will be a restaurant that will accommodate college students and local patrons.

“We’re trying to do a pub-style atmosphere, not just a late night bar scene,” Martin said.

The Sports Page will have small live bands play Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, Martin said.

“It definitely offers something different than the plaza,” Ryan Hughes, manager of The Sports Page said.

According to The Sports Page’s Twitter account, a cover fee will not be charged.

“We are hiring many new people who attend Georgia Southern,” Deloach said. “We think it’s something they will like.”

The Sports Page will be accepting walk-in applications Mondays through Fridays and will hire servers, bartenders, bouncers and cooks.

More information on applying can be found on The Sports Page’s Facebook page or Twitter account.