The Ice Ball promises to be one of the year's signature events. It will also allow thousands to see the work that Mark Croce has completed since buying the shuttered landmark just nine months ago. New Year's Eve revelers will have access to nine different venues in the Statler that will feature five different bands, two DJs, a five hour long buffet by Buffalo Chophouse and five hours of premium open bar starting at 9 PM. Over 3,000 guests are expected.
For months, work crews have been focusing on the Statler's public areas and banquet rooms to allow weddings, meetings and other events to return to the building. Rendevous nightclub made its debut on the lower last month.
The work continues. The wooden floor in the Golden Ballroom was refinished this week and next week the Lobby Bar will be completed. All will be open for the Ice Ball on New Year's Eve.
The Ice Ball lineup includes:
• The Golden Ballroom featuring the Jim Tudini Orchestra
• The Terrace Room with Jeremy Hoyle and The Strictly Hip on-stage
• Nick Battistella - Sinatra and More - in the Lobby Bar
• Rendezvous Nightclub- DJs
• Brother 2 Brother in the Georgian Ballroom
• Frank Gerard Quartet in the Oriental Room.
General Admission tickets are $150 per person. Free parking provided for ticket holders at the Turner Ramp next to City Hall. Tickets may be purchased at the Statler City box office Monday through Saturday from Noon until 6 PM. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Additional Ice Ball information here.