Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina. Charlotte is also a major center in the American motor sports industry. The area's climate can best be described as moderate, pleasant and sunny. Charlotte is a city with an array of championship events. You can always find a sporting event within the city that includes baseball, football, basketball, hockey and more. You should never miss the fun of live sporting event in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some of the best teams in the city are listed below:-
1. Charlotte Panthers
2. Charlotte Checkers
2. Charlotte Bobcats
2. Charlotte Knights
A professional American football team, Carolina Panthers is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers were established in 1993 and are currently members of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). John Fox is the current head coach of the team.
In October of 1995, the Panthers won their first match against the New York Jets with the record of 26-15. Later on the team defeated the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers and won four consecutive games and also finished their season with record of 7-9 that is better than their previous record. In 1996, the team drafted Tim Biakabutuka Muhsin Muhammad, Steve Beuerlein, Wesley Walls, and Kevin Greene. Same year in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, the Panthers defeated the the Dallas Cowboys 26-17.
In 2005, the team finished with the record of 11-5 and also won Wild Card Palyoffs after defeating New York Giants and Divisional Playoffs after defeating Chicago Bears. Since 1993, the team has won one Conference Championship in 2003 and two Division Championships (1996, 2003).
The team wears uniforms of colors: black, panther blue, and silver. Carolina Panthers mascot's name is Squatch. The Panthers logo consists of the head of a black snarling panther outlined in blue and resembles the combined borders of North and South Carolina. The team play at Bank of America Stadium that is located in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
An American ice hockey team, Charlotte Checkers that was founded in 1993 is from Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2005, the Checkers shifted from Cricket Arena to St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. Derek Wilkinson is the current head coach of the team. The Checkers are members of the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League).
In February of 2007, the Charlotte Checkers set their all time attendance record of 11,237 in a loss against the Texas Wildcatters that is 45% more as compared to their previous attendance record. The name Checkers that was adopted in 1958 derived from the the hockey term "checking". The team wears uniforms of colors: navy blue and red. The team is owned by Michael Kahn.
Since 1993, the team has won one League Championship during 1995-96 season. The Checkers finished their 2004-05 seasons with a record of 39-26 and 2005-06 seasons with a record of 33-34.
A professional basketball team, Charlotte Bobcats is from Charlotte, North Carolina. The team was founded in 2004 and is currently members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association. Bernie Bickerstaff is the current head coach of the team. The team plays their home at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena that is located in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 2004, the team drafted Predrag Drobnjak and Gerald Wallace but Drobnjak would never play for the team as Bobcats traded him to the Atlanta Hawks for a 2005 second round draft pick. In the month of November during their first game the Bobcats were defeated by the the Washington Wizards but after two days on November 4, the team won over the Orlando Magic 111-100. The team finished the season with a record of 18-64.
In 2005, the team drafted guard Raymond Felton and forward Sean May. In late November 2006, the Bobcats waived guard Alan Anderson, who played 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 10.2 minutes. The team’s logo consists of an an orange bobcat head on a blue and silver basketball. The team wears uniforms of colors: Bobcat Orange, Blue, Black, Silver and White.
A minor league baseball, Charlotte Knights is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team was established in 1976 and plays in the International League. Juan Nieves serves as the pitching coach for the Knights. Earlier the team was known as the Charlotte O's but in 1989 they were renamed as the Knights and was the double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The Knights have won the Governors' Cup twice once in 1993 and other in 1999.
For the 1996-1997 seasons, the Knights were the AAA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. Currently the team is the AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox major-league club. Before the 1998 season, George Shinn sold the Charlotte Knights to the North Carolina businessman named Don Beaver, who negotiated a AAA affiliation agreement with the Chicago White Sox. In order to ensure that the professsional baseball will remain in the Charlotte area for many years this agreement has recently been extended.