Sports in Charlotte
There are many options for sports fans in the Charlotte area. There are several professional teams, some semi-pro teams, and the area colleges and universities field exciting teams as well. North Carolina is ACC basketball country – as evidenced by the fierce loyalties shown by the fans during games. The city has been known to host public viewings for big games, with everyone proudly wearing shirts and sweats from their favorite school.
Charlotte’s sports scene includes:
The Carolina Panthers – who play in the beautiful Bank of America stadium in downtown Charlotte. The stadium seats approximately 73,000 for a game.
The Charlotte Bobcats also play in downtown Charlotte in Bobcats Arena. This arena is relatively new and was built for the Bobcats. The arena also hosts other events such as the PBR, AGA Grand Prix Jumping, concerts, and more.
The Quail Hollow Championship Golf Tournament is held in early May each year at the beautiful Quail Hollow Country Club in South Charlotte. This premier PGA Tour event never fails to attract the top golfers on tour.
Charlotte Checkers AA Hockey is also featured at Bobcats Arena. A fun, affordable family night out!
NASCAR at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Many top teams have their base of operations within a few miles of the track as well, which are sometimes open for tours. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is scheduled to open in downtown Charlotte in Spring 2010.
An annual event, the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase is run on the last Saturday in April in Mineral Springs, just 30 minutes from downtown Charlotte. The site has been heralded as one of the nicest tracks on the Steeplechase Circuit, with a gorgeous infield and a tiered viewing area at the finish line.
Charlotte Knights AAA Baseball is played all summer long just over the state line in Fort Mill. A new stadium in downtown Charlotte is planned for the future. This is another great affordable family fun night out.
Newest addition to our area is the US National Whitewater Center (USNWC).This amazing facility offers Olympic level whitewater kayaking and canoeing & training, as well as the largest outdoor climbing center in the US, bike and hiking trails, and a challenge course. Take it outside!
Charlotte Eagles Soccer is in the Second Division of the United Soccer Leagues (USL). This team is very community oriented, offering camps and clinics, as well as exciting play.
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