Some restaurant owners call for curfew extension for Bills divisional round game

Updated: January 14, 2021 10:09 AM
Created: January 12, 2021 07:54 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— When the Buffalo Bills kickoff against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, it'll be in the primetime 8:15 p.m. slot, and that kickoff time could cause some issues for restaurants and bars.

Right now, indoor and outdoor dining across the state must end by 10:00 p.m., which means they'd be forced to close that off by halftime.

According to our Buffalo affiliate, some restaurant owners, and even some Erie County leaders, have called on the state to extend that curfew.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says it's important to remember we are still in the middle of a pandemic and must follow all guidelines. She would not say if the state is considering extending the curfew.

The Bills will yet again welcome 6,700 fans to Bills Stadium after last Saturday's win over the Indianapolis Colts, the first time fans were allowed in the stadium all season. Tickets already sold out.

You can catch the game on News10NBC, and also, be sure to watch News10NBC Sport's "Home for the Playoffs" specials, with the first special airing Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., and a special pregame edition on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.


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