Charlotte City mayor, Vi Lyles, and Tom Murray, CEO Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, officially announced yesterday at Romare Bearden Park that BvB Borussia Dortmund will play against Liverpool in the Bank-of-America Stadium in Charlotte on July 22 of this year.
German Honorary Consul Klaus Becker attended the ceremony and welcomed both teams while also sharing with the crowd his special relationship with Borussia. He grew up in Dortmund, just one kilometer away from Borsigplatz, an eponymous square in the northern part of Dortmund, famous for being the birthplace of football club Borussia Dortmund in 1909 and still today the traditional meeting place for fans celebrating the club’s victories.
One of Germany's highest ranking judges, Prof. Dr. Peter Huber, Justice at the German Supreme Federal Constitutional Court, and Judge Al Diaz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, discussed at yesterday's event how two of the world's leading nations differ and compare in their upholding and enforcement of the rule of law. The engaging and lively panel discussion was moderated by Judge Louis Bledsoe, III, N.C. Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases. The event, held at the Charlotte City Club, was co-hosted by The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation and the Charlotte World Affairs Council.