Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones has declared this week’s Belk Bowl and FanFest extraordinary events, allowing for heightened security measures in Uptown.
The game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Bank of America Stadium. The Belk Bowl FanFest at BB&T Ballpark starts at 11 a.m. and includes a concert by country singer Tim McGraw at 2 p.m.
Extraordinary event designation allows Charlotte to modify its permitting process for activities and specifies particular items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event.
Such events are defined as large-scale affairs or as events of national or international significance that might attract a significant number of people to a certain area of the city.