Bills want to start selling beer at 11 a.m. on gameday Sundays

The Bills would like their fans to buy beer inside the stadium at 11 a.m. (USATSI)
The Bills would like their fans to buy beer inside the stadium at 11 a.m. (USATSI)

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Great news for people who like to drink beer in the mornings. The Bills want to provide you with an easy way of doing so.

Which is why the team is pushing a bill in the New York state assembly that would allow the Bills to begin serving beer at 11 a.m. on Sunday gamedays instead of at the unholy hour of noon, according to the Buffalo News.

And apparently, this will help stop people from getting too drunk?

“The general purpose is to restore some of the family environment to the stadium and downgrade a little bit of the emphasis on tailgating,” said Democrat assemblyman Sean Ryan.

Ryan also said this would allow the team to create a more controlled environment inside the stadium that would cut down on the rowdiness of the tailgate.

Of course, it doesn't really matter where you drink alcohol. If you drink enough of it, you're still going to get toasted. Whether you're in a stadium or in a parking lot or whether you're drinking alone or whether you're standing among a bunch of families.

Interestingly, the legislation doesn't actually mention the Bills. Instead, it refers to an “outdoor athletic stadium located in the County of Erie with at least 60,000 fixed seats.”

Said Ryan: “I think the thought is die-hard tailgaters maybe on a cold day will come in an hour earlier and find new options."

As pointed out by the Buffalo News' Tim Graham, though, there is a possible downside to drinking heavily before or during games.

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