Get festive with SportsLink on New Year’s Eve in Charlotte


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SportsLink Charlotte is hosting two New Year’s Eve parties this year: the 7th annual New Year’s Eve Party at SouthEnd Station, and the 3rd annual party hosted at Ink N Ivy.

SportsLink’s first New Year’s Eve party at SouthEnd Station dates back to 2012, when 900 people attended. The party has grown since its inception, and about 2,000 people are expected at this year’s event.

This year’s theme for the SouthEnd Station gathering will be “Cirque Du SouthEnd,” and those attending can expect aerial performances throughout the event.

“The party is unique in its size and scope,” said SportsLink’s managing director, Christian Crute. “It’s hard to get bored when you can go bar to bar and see or hear different things.”

General admission attendees will be given 40 tickets for drinks, coat check and party favors, and ticket prices start at $70. Those who opt for a VIP experience will get even more—early admission, access to VIP-only bars, special coat check, extra DJ’s and more. On top of the basic VIP experience, the ULTRA VIP experience gets attendees bottle service with private seating overlooking a dance floor. Ticket prices for either VIP experience start at $110. Proceeds from the event will raise money for Habitat for Humanity. You can buy your tickets here.

The New Year’s Eve party at SouthEnd Station begins at 8 p.m. for VIP and ULTRA VIP partygoers, and 9 p.m. for general admission. The event ends on New Year’s Day at 2 a.m.

The event held at Ink N Ivy in Uptown Charlotte is themed “Shaken, Not Stirred.” To go with this year’s theme, there will be separate martini and champagne bars present at the party.

“We’ll have a DJ in the Ivy area and an awesome band in the main area of Ink N Ivy,” Crute said.

“In addition to entertainment and specialty bars, we’ll also have multiple bars serving all-inclusive drinks, passed appetizers early and passed breakfast sandwiches post-midnight after our champagne toast.”

SportsLink encourages attendees to dress up for the evening and to get tickets now. The event has sold out the past two years, and organizers expect to sell out this year, as well. You can buy your tickets here.


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