Did you know that Charlotte has more professional sports teams other than the Panthers, Hornets, Knights, and Checkers?
We are also home to the Charlotte Hounds (lacrosse), Charlotte Independence (soccer), Carolina Queens (women’s football), Charlotte Roller Girls (roller derby), and for a few more months, the Charlotte Express (ultimate frisbee).
Charlotte’s first major league ultimate frisbee team just announced they will be selling their ownership rights to the Atlanta Hustle, according to a statement by the team’s ownership.
“It was a very difficult decision for me and Albert [Banks] as Charlotte is our home. Our goal has always been to grow the sport of Ultimate and we will continue to support our local Ultimate community. We are incredibly grateful for the hard work of the Express players, coaches, staff, volunteers and the support of our sponsors,” commented Charlotte Express’ co-owner Steve Hall.
The Charlotte Express concludes their two-year run here in the Queen City with an overall record of 6-22.
Here is a video from their first game of the 2016 season against their biggest rivals, the Raleigh Flyers:
Would you have watched professional ultimate frisbee if you knew we had a team here?