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Sports & Entertainment

Charlotte is home to a wide range of professional sports teams, entertainment venues and cultural arts events and organizations.


Charlotte area sports have a rich history. As home to nearly every level of American sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, NASCAR and golf, you’re sure to find the perfect game, race or championship to suit your preference.

Panthers Football

The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte. The Panthers compete in the National Football League, as a member team of the National Football Conference South division.

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Hornets Basketball

The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte that competes in the National Basketball Association. They are members of the Southeast Division in the league's Eastern Conference.

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Knights Baseball

The Charlotte Knights are a minor league baseball team in Charlotte. The team, which plays in the International League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The Knights play at BB&T Ballpark located in Uptown Charlotte.

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Checkers Hockey

The Charlotte Checkers are a minor league hockey team in Charlotte. They are the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.

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Charlotte has a broad range of attractions to choose from whether you are looking forward to a night out at the symphony, a spirited concert or a learning experience at a local museum.

Discovery Place

Discovery Place offers visitors the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun, interactive and informal setting. Located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas, Discovery Place offers a family-friendly experience surrounded by the excitement of a bustling urban community.

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Uptown Amphitheatre at the NC Music Factory

One of the major attractions of NC Music Factory, Uptown Amphitheatre is located in a beautiful, outdoor setting offering soaring views of the Charlotte skyline, traditional outdoor seating, beverage service, food services, premium box seats, elevated lawn seating, as well as indoor VIP area.

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Ovens Auditorium

Ovens Auditorium boasts Southern hospitality and world class service, and hosts a range of events and performances including Broadway Shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers.

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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the central Carolinas, giving nearly 70 performances each season and reaching an annual attendance of 130,000 listeners.

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