BATAVIA – Entries are being accepted until noon Friday to name football legend Thurman Thomas’ new sports bar at Batavia Downs Casino.

The winner will get dinner for two with Thomas and Batavia Downs staff in the new sports bar when it opens next fall, as well as a casino prize pack valued at more than $250. The sports bar, which will feature football and Thurman Thomas memorabilia, is part of a $28 million expansion at Batavia Downs Casino which will begin within a month.

Suggestions should be sent via Twitter from the entrant’s account and include the proposed name with the tag @BataviaDowns. Thomas and casino staff will review the entries and announce a winner before the end of January.

If more than one person suggests the winning name, a winner will be drawn at random. The winner will be notified by Twitter. Rules can be found at