International soccer match to bring big crowd uptown

International soccer match to bring big crowd uptown

International soccer match to bring big crowd uptown

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 22 at 3:05 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Expect a big crowd in uptown Wednesday for an international soccer match at Bank of America Stadium as Mexico takes on Iceland.

The match starts at 8 p.m., but a pre-game festival is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. along Mint Street.  Organizers expect about 20,000 fans to attend and tailgating could begin as early as 9 a.m.

Nearly 65,000 tickets were sold as of March 12 and it is expected that the game will be a sell out by Wednesday

Traffic is expected to be heavy in uptown Wednesday.

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