Relocating to Charlotte, NC. has been a very popular place for numerous people to move here. Another factor people are worried about is what there is to do in Charlotte. I covered the Theater on an earlier blog post and today I thought I would talk about the different sporting events and teams that Charlotte is home to.
Despite not being the capital of the North Carolina Charlotte, NC. is home to more sports teams than any other city in North Carolina. In regards to professional sports teams we have the Carolina Panthers of the NFL which play out of the Bank of America stadium in uptown Charlotte. Founded in 1995 the Carolinas Panthers played their home games across the border in South Carolina until the stadium could be built. Then in 1996 they moved to the stadium they have called home ever since. Despite being one of the youngest franchises in the NFL they already lay claim to a few divisional championships and have played in one Super Bowl.
During the NFL season basketball season kicks off and North Carolina is known for it's basketball. Well Charlotte is home to the Charlotte Bobcats (which after this year is being renamed the Charlotte Hornets). WE were home to an NBA team for a brief while before getting spurned and the team moved to New Orleans. Now, they are strongly entrenched back in Charlotte playing out of the Time warner arena in uptown Charlotte.
When basketball is not played at the Time warner arena they host the International League hockey team of the Charlotte Checkers. They are the minor league affiliate of the Carolina hurricanes. The rich history of hockey here in Charlotte dates back to 1956 when the checkers first started. Then when the league they were in folded in 1977 the checkers were no more. But 17 years later hockey came back to Charlotte and they are the proud high affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes.
In the spring and summer catching a baseball game at the White Sox triple A affiliate Charlotte Knights is a treat. Until this year they played their games in Fort Mill Sc. just over the line in South Carolina and only about a 30 minute drive from uptown Charlotte. However; the city of Charlotte is building a new arena almost right next to the Bank of America stadium that will host the Charlotte Knights in baseball starting the spring of 2014.
In addition to the obvious sports Charlotte is also home to some lesser known professional teams as well. Charlotte is proud to call the Charlotte Eagles their home in the Professional soccer league as well as the Charlotte Lady Eagles the women’s professional soccer team. Charlotte is also home to a lacrosse team as well as a rugby team.
But Charlotte, NC. call to fame in the sporting world might be NASCAR. Besides being home to the NASCAR Hall Of Fame Charlotte area is also home to Lowe's motor speedway in neighboring Concord. NASCAR is one of the most watched and attended sporting events in the United States and Lowe's Motor speedway is host to two of the largest ones. The infamous Memorial Day weekend race of the Coca-Cola 600 and the October race of the Bank of America 500. In addition throughout the year there are other racing events held of race fans all year round.....
Moving to Charlotte, NC. does not have to mean you turn to following another sports team. But it gives you options if you enjoy watching different sporting events live throughout the year.....
Helen Adams Realty