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Nashville to extend restaurant, bar hours for Monday night's Titans game

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 15:35:17-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper says restaurants and bars can stay open a little later Monday night for fans watching the Tennessee Titans game.

The Titans will kick off the 2020 NFL season on the road against the Denver Broncos. The game isn’t scheduled to start until 9:15 p.m. CT.

Under the city’s modified Phase Two plan, all restaurants and bars must close by 10:30 p.m. Cooper says to accommodate fans, those businesses can stay open until 30 minutes after the game.

Addititionally, limited service restaurants and bars can serve up to 25 people inside and an additional 25 in outdoor spaces under the modified Phase Two plan. Dine-in restaurants can operate at half-capacity.

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