Why Charlotte


From youth hockey to college hoops and PGA golf, the Queen City plays host to sporting events more than 200 days per year.


We’re guessing you know the Queen City for its Southern hospitality, mild temperatures or banking prowess, but what about for its guts and glory? If you don’t know Charlotte’s passion for sports, you don’t know Charlotte. Welcome to our turf.

On football Sundays—which we simply call “game days”—we cloak ourselves in black and blue and cheer for the Carolina Panthers until we’re blue in the face. We live for fireworks—the unofficial soundtrack for the MILB Charlotte Knights—at BB&T Ballpark. We bundle up at Bojangles’ Coliseum to watch the Charlotte Checkers battle across the ice. We’re “Panthers Nation” in the fall and “Buzz City” in the winter. We throw on pastels for the Wells Fargo Championship here each spring, and we spend our summers with our heads in the game. Best of all? We’re a city that welcomes anyone (from anywhere) to root for our home teams any time the mood strikes you. There’s no initiation process here.

Whether we’re rolling out welcome (floor) mats for budding gymnasts and aspiring cheerleaders, hosting college basketball championships or converting Bank of America Stadium into an international soccer haven, we’re proud of the 200-plus days of sporting events we put on each year.

Why choose Charlotte? We've got the venues to suit your sport—at whatever level. And we've got the experts to find them for you. We've got the hotels and convenient public transportation to accommodate your team and the crowds you'll draw. Plus, our sports-loving city is sure to show up. And we've got all of the fun off the field to keep you entertained long before kickoff and well after the game clock expires.

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