NFL not moving Panthers game on Sunday

Demonstrators are confronted by police at a hotel during a protest of Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Demonstrators are confronted by police at a hotel during a protest of Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE (WSPA) – The Carolina Panthers are still on schedule to host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon following two nights of violent riots in Uptown Charlotte.

The NFL released a statement:

“We are planning to play the game as scheduled on Sunday. We are monitoring the events in Charlotte and have been in communication with local officials and authorities, and both the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.

“We are in contact with government officials, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the NFL. We are continuing to monitor events as we prepare for Sunday’s home game,” said Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison in a written statement.

The Panthers-Vikings game is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

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