As you will probably know, Charlotte is home to a number of major sports teams in the US, with NBA team Charlotte Hornets and NFL’s Carolina Panthers both providing exciting action for sports fans. They are set to be joined by an MLS expansion franchise in 2021. If you are visiting the area, or live here and want to see what big sports events are coming up soon, here is the pick of the best events and games:
Charlotte Hornets vs LA Lakers (NBA – 21 March
The Hornets have a busy schedule ahead, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch a game at the Spectrum Center. If you want to experience greatness, the King himself, LeBron James, and his Lakers team come to Charlotte on 21 March. Watching the record-breaking James play live is a dream for any big basketball fan. The Lakers are likely to be heavy favourites in the NBA betting on bet365 as they currently sit top of the Western Conference.
Charlotte 49ers Baseball vs NC State – 24 March
If you like baseball then the upcoming match between Charlotte 49ers and the NC State Wolfpack on 24 March should be a good game to attend. Taking place at the BB&T Ballpark, it is great for those who just want to watch a good game of baseball and are not worried about going to a Major League Baseball game.
Mexico vs Czech Republic (Soccer) – 26 March
An international soccer friendly between Mexico and Czech Republic takes place on 26 March at the Bank of America Stadium. The match is part of Mexico’s 2020 tour, which also sees them play Greece in Texas. Players such as Hirving Lozano, Raul Jimenez and Diego Lainez could be representing Mexico in this fixture. You can buy tickets from the official MexTour website.
Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon and 10K – 18 April
The half marathon event takes place on 18 April and is one of the best running events in the area. Runners of all abilities take part in the event and there is a real carnival atmosphere with celebrations following the finish of the race. The route takes runners through the famous SouthPark area, which is the upscale shopping area with lots of nice restaurants and bars to visit after the event.
Wells Fargo Championship (Golf) – 27 April – 3 May)
The Wells Fargo Championship is a huge fixture on the golfing calendar and one of the biggest sporting events to visit Charlotte. The top players from the PGA tour will be on display, with golf enthusiasts from all over the world heading to Charlotte to catch their heroes in action. The event also raises a lot of money for local charities in Charlotte and tickets are available through the competition’s website.
These are just a few of the big sporting events that will be taking place in Charlotte over the next few months, so if you want to catch a piece of the action, get your event tickets booked as early as possible.