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Charlotte Sports & Recreation

NASCAR lovers, golf aficionados and water dogs unite as Charlotte and its surrounding communities offer something for everyone. If you prefer following sports to participating, take a gander at the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats or minor-league baseball's Charlotte Knights. If you'd rather play, Charlotte features many state-of-the-art golf courses, is home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center and near Lake Norman and Lake Wylie for boating, skiing or fishing. Mecklenburg County is also home to many athletic leagues for men, women and children of all ages.
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Disc Golf in Charlotte
Disc golf has exploded in the Charlotte region recently, and we’re home to one of the best courses in the world at Renaissance Park and over a dozen more designed by some of the top names in the sport.

Meineke Car Care Bowl
The Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte is played at Bank of America Stadium.

Playing Tennis in Charlotte
Everywhere you go, it seems someone is playing tennis in Charlotte. While the city is home to many private swim and tennis clubs, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation Department facilitates many well-maintained, well-lit courts throughout the city.

Charlotte Parks Photo Gallery
Greenways and huge nature preserves account for many of Charlotte's Parks.

2011 Food Lion AutoFair
Billed as "The World's Largest Automotive Extravaganza," the Food Lion AutoFair is held twice a year at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event attracts more than 100,000 visitors, and features over 60 car clubs and more than 10,000 vendors offering virtually any automotive parts and memorabilia you could think of. Thousands of beautiful and rare...

Find Swim Lessons in Charlotte
Every spring the search is on in Charlotte for swim lessons. Find out which pools to hit to get your little ones registered for water safety courses.

Charlotte Hounds Fan Guide - Schedule, History, Ticket Information & More
The Charlotte Hounds is one of Charlotte's newest sports franchises. They'll play in the MLL (Major League Lacrosse). Their first season will be in 2012 at Memorial Stadium. Here's all the information you'll need, from schedule, to ticket info, to history and stadium info and more.

2012 London Olympic Athletes From Charlotte and From North Carolina

Carolina Queens
The Carolina Queens is a full contact, tackle women's professional football team based out of Charlotte, NC.

Carolina Diamonds
The Carolina Diamonds is a women's professional fast pitch softball team based out out Charlotte, NC playing in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League.

Public Pools and Water Fun in Charlotte
Looking to cool off in Charlotte? There are free spraygrounds at several parks, a pair of $1 public outdoor pools, the Aquatic Center Uptown, an indoor water park, and even YMCA water parks.

U.S. National Whitewater Center
Home of the world's largest man-made recirculating river, the U.S. National Whitewater Center is a non-profit outdoor recreation facility situated on the outskirts of Charlotte. Since its opening in 2006, it's quickly become one of the premier rafting training facilities in the country. But it's open to the rest of us as well.

Beat the Heat in the Queen City
Looking for some ways to get out of the sweltering summer heat in Charlotte? There are plenty of indoor options to stay cool.

Discounts on Carowinds Tickets
Looking for discounts on Carowinds tickets? The parks offers plenty of ways to save monry on admission.

2013 CIAA Basketball Tournament Scheule
Looking for a schedule of games for the 2013 CIAA basketball tournament? Here's how each day looks.

Schools in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Wondering what schools make up the CIAA conference? Find out each school's location, enrollment, foundation date and mascot here.

Themed 5K and 10K Running Races in Charlotte
The "adventure run" scene has exploded recently - from mud runs to zombie runs to color runs. Here are all the wildest themed 5K and 10K races headed to Charlotte.

Lake Norman: North Carolina's Largest Man-Made Lake

Lake Wylie Information and History

Mountain Island Lake Visitor's Guide


Here's a look at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic athletes with North Carolina connections.

Memorial Stadium
Everything you'll need to know about Memorial Stadium in Uptown Charlotte, from history to the present day.

CIAA Tournament Parties and Events

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