FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sandy D'Elosua, Corporate Communications & Marketing
Brian Cunningham, CMPD
City Manager Ron Carlee has declared
the Guinness International Champions Cup as an Extraordinary Event
. The soccer match, between the Liverpool FC and AC Milan, will be held at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m.
The city manager, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, determined that the event meets the criteria as defined in Charlotte City Code Sec. 15-310. Charlotte City Council adopted the ordinance Jan. 23, 2012, which authorized the city manager to make declarations of Extraordinary Events.
An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city. More than 60,000 tickets have been sold for the soccer match.
A fan fest will be held on the day of the game. South Mint Street will be closed from west Morehead Street to Graham and Stonewall beginning at 10 a.m. for vendor set-up. Fan fest will open to the public at 4 p.m., until the start of the game at 6:30. It will not include alcohol sales, food sales or entertainment. Event sponsors will have booths, tents, displays, and teams will also be selling merchandise. Streets will remain closed until 10 p.m.
The Extraordinary Event designation
allows the City to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades or large public gatherings and specifies certain items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event. The ordinance does not affect the normal way of life for citizens who are going about their daily activities.
Enforcement of Extraordinary Events
Guinness International Champions Cup Extraordinary Event declaration