Name: OLSC Charlotte
Nickname: The Charlotte Reds, LFCCLT
Matchday Meeting Point: We have grown to 3 locations. Our primary location in “Uptown” Charlotte and 2 satellite locations – one north & one south, to accommodate the large number of Reds in the Charlotte Region:Valhalla Pub and Eatery, 317 S Church St, Charlotte NC 28202 (Primary Home)Crafty Beer Guys,114 S Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 2807812th Man by Hooligans, 12206 Copper Way Suite 124, Charlotte, NC 28277
Contact: Our Current Executive Committee is comprised of Carlos Quevedo – President, Levi Anthes – Vice President (until June 30th), Mike Binetti – VP Elect/ Treasurer, Nick Zvanut – Secretary Major Club Roles
What they’re about:
“Are you a Red in North Carolina?” That one question posed on Facebook by Liverpool FC began the journey that would become OLSC Charlotte “The Charlotte Reds”. People kept mentioning some place called Hooligans in a place called “The French Quarter” as THE place in Charlotte to go watch a match, and the rest is history.
As of this writing, we have over 150 paid members and many more still that join us every week to cheer on our Mighty Reds.
The most memorable moments for us have to be the 2 times the club has visited Charlotte. The fact we got to have so many Reds from around the world here on our city on top of being able to cheer on our team – what could be better?! This last visit was especially memorable for many reasons. Many of us got to meet and take pictures with Sami Hyypiä when they announced the match, one of our members, Jim Pederson (“Sir Jim”) gave Jurgen Klopp one of our scarves (to which Klopp gave one of his EPIC profane responses!), and we got to take a picture with the team in the stands! Then the Boss Night was so rocking the entire Epicentre was literally shaking! People still talk about how Liverpool fans were when the team was here
Match day Breakfast:
Valhalla has a Warrior’s Omelette that is the perfect option for someone on a keto diet, but their English Breakfast, Swedish Hash and Berserker Breakfast are the top 3 choices for the majority of the match day crowd.
Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
Until the Barca Return Leg, it was Dortmund at Anfield & it was no contest. The truth is there were more people present for Dortmund than there were Barca…at first. By the time Trent fed Dvok our 4th goal to send us to Madrid, Valhalla was packed & the place went nuts!!! However, in both instances, you had the scenes of grown men overcome with joy, tear rolling down their face, and strangers who had never paid attention to soccer/football before staring in awe finally realizing why we loved this sport AND this club so much. (I’m pretty sure we also had a dramatic spike in alcohol sales for the home pub, but that’s just based on anecdotal observation).
Written by LFC Charlotte.
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