Charlotte expects a busy St. Patrick's Day in Uptown – Spectrum News

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The City of Charlotte is expecting a record crowd on Saturday, March 11, 2023, as people pour in for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and other various sporting events happening across Uptown.
St. Patrick’s Day events will include the annual parade and festival, as well as multiple bar crawls planned throughout the city.
The parade will start at 11 a.m. The City of Charlotte says organizers expect 10,000 marchers and 50,000 spectators to be in attendance.
The parade will travel along N. Tryon Street from 9th Street, turning onto 3rd Street and ending at S. College Street. City officials say road closures will begin at 8 a.m. and are expected to reopen at 3 p.m.
In addition to St. Patrick’s Day events, several sporting events will also be taking place in Uptown.
At 12 p.m., Charlotte FC will kick off against Atlanta United at Bank of America Stadium.
Later in the evening, the Charlotte Hornets will take the court at the Spectrum Center to take on the Utah Jazz. Tip off for that game is at 7 p.m.
In anticipation of the higher traffic volume, the Charlotte Area Transit System says it will temporarily extend headway times for the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar.
The CityLYNX Gold Line will operate on a 30-minute headway from opening until 1 p.m., CATS said. The streetcar will return to its normal 20-minute headway at 1 p.m.
CATS says the LYNX Blue Line will operate with a 15-minute headway from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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