Bank of America Stadium — Home of the Carolina PanthersThis 73,367 seat, open-air stadium has been home to the Carolina Panthers since 1996. A pair of eight-foot tall black panthers, both weighing over 2,000 pounds, guards each of the stadiums three entrances. The Panthers invite all fans to come out early on game days to participate in the fun and festivities of the Catwalk. Trivia games, dance contests, music and appearances by Sir Purr and the TopCats are just some of the activities fans can expect at the Catwalk. Ericsson Stadium is also available for job fairs, corporate meetings and receptions. For more information, visit the Web site at www.cpanthers.com or call (704) 358.7000. The stadium is approximately 30 miles from Clover.
Knights Stadium—Home of the Charlotte KnightsThe Charlotte Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The facility is a 10,002 seat stadium in Fort Mill, just 10 miles south of Center City Charlotte. The Knights are proud to be a part of Charlotte’s long history of professional baseball. For more information including a complete game schedule and ticket information, please visit the Knight’s Web site at www.charlotteknights.com or call (803) 548.8050. The stadium is approximately 20 miles from Clover.
Charlotte StingAs one of the original eight WNBA franchise teams, the Charlotte Sting have been entertaining fans since 1997. Robert Johnson, founder of BET and owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, purchased the team in January 2003. The Sting play home games at the Charlotte Coliseum. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.wnba.com/sting or call (704) 357.0252.
Charlotte BobcatsThe National Basketball Association’s 30th franchise has recently made its home in Charlotte. The team name, The Charlotte Bobcats, was unveiled at a team-hosted street festival in Uptown Charlotte in July 2003. The Bobcats played their inaugural season in 2004 at the Charlotte Coliseum before moving to Charlotte’s new uptown arena, Bobcats Arena, beginning with the 2005-2006 season. For more information, please visit the team’s Web site at www.bobcatsbasketball.com or call (704) 357.0252.
Lowe’s Motor SpeedwayLocated in Concord, N.C., Lowes Motor Speedway is in the heart of race country. The speedway becomes a beehive of activity beginning with the annual Nextel Cup race in May. LMS is also home to the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, The UAW-GM Quality 500 and the “Little Trees” 300. The season culminates in October with the longest Nextel Cup race on the NASCAR circuit, the Coca-Cola 600. The Outlaw Showdown is held at LMS’s dirt track on the same weekend as the 600. In addition to NASCAR and Dirt Track races, LMS offers tours and various auto shows throughout the year. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.lowesmotorspeedway.com or call (704) 455.3200. The speedway is approximately 45 miles from Clover.