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New Year's Eve and Sun Bowl have bars prepping for busy crowds

By Melissa Gaona, mgaona@wdbj7.com
Published On: Dec 31 2013 09:03:29 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 31 2013 09:20:12 AM EST

New Year's Eve preps are underway!

BLACKSBURG, Va. -

Bars and restaurants are preparing for a busy day on Tuesday, December 31st.

Not only is it New Year's Eve but Virginia Tech also plays UCLA at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

The game kicks off at 2 p.m. so businesses like Bull & Bones in Blacksburg have prepared with more staff on the floor and in the kitchen. "With the Tech game also being on New Year's Eve and at 2 o'clock, we'll have to bring staff in earlier and tonight we'll increase our staff by 20 to 30 percent to prepare for the rush," explained Co-owner Mark Shrader. 

To ensure safety of drivers, managers have posted the numbers of local cab drivers on the doors and plan to keep an eye out for people who have had too much to drink.