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NFL kicks off in local sports bars

At one time an unlikely day, opening night has finally arrived for the NFL and for those who profit off of it.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — "Summer wasn't the summer it's been for 15 years, but we're doing our best." 

That's CP Shuckers manager Brandon Fitzgerald. While one crucial season for local service industry vets came and went in a flash, another has arrived. 

Football Sundays bring crowds and the revenue that comes with it every year.

In 2020, both football and the crowds are uncertain. 

To start at least, games will be played. 

"We're hoping people are comfortable enough to come out," says Fitzgerald, in hopes the crowds will follow. 

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