No vacancy: Rolling Stones concert gives businesses a boost

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB)- Thousands of people will pack Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday to rock out with the Rolling Stones. The concert means big businesses for local hotels.

No vacancy signs have been up for weeks at hotels near the stadium. Managers tell News 4 the closest place to stay right now might be Rochester or Jamestown.

Travel sites like Expedia show few available rooms and News 4 learned some hotels listing openings are actually booked.

The Holiday Inn Express in Hamburg has been booked for months. They’re balancing the concert and weddings. All 80 rooms are full and they have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

“It’s impossible, people have been trying since April,” said Nicole Wysocki, the general manager. “Everybody’s been sold out.”

They will have extra security on hand for the fun-loving crowd.

Down the road, all 118 rooms at Motel 6 on Camp Rd. are booked for Saturday night.

“It’s just nice to have people from all over the place to come here and meet new people, and let them come meet us, and want to come back to this hotel,” said Katie Brennan, the manager.

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