The Charlotte Hounds is Charlotte's professional men's field lacrosse team. The team plays in the MLL (Major League Lacrosse), and began in 2012. Right now, the league has teams in Columbus, Boston, Denver, Hamilton, Chesapeake, Long Island and Rochester - with plans to have 20 teams by 2020.
In January of 2011, Major League Lacrosse voted to add expansion franchises in Charlotte and Columbus, Ohio.
The "Hounds" moniker was chosen by a fan vote, beating out Legion and Monarchs. The option of naming the team "Carolina Hounds" over "Charlotte Hounds" was also presented, but "Charlotte" won handily.
The team plays their home games at American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive.
For tickets, visit the team's website, or call 704-980-2999.
The Hounds 2014 schedule includes 14 games - evenly split between home and away. Home games are in bold.
Saturday, April 26 - vs. Ohio Machine
Saturday, May 3 - at Florida Launch
Saturday, May 10 - vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks
Saturday, May 17 - at Boston Cannons
Saturday, May 30 - at Denver Outlaws
Saturday, June 7 - vs. Denver Outlaws
Saturday, June 14 - vs. Florida Launch
Saturday, June 21 - at New York Lizards
Saturday, June 28 - vs. Boston Cannons
Saturday, July 5 - vs. Rochester Rattlers
Saturday, July 19 - at Ohio Machine
Saturday, July 26 - at Rochester Rattlers
Saturday, August 1 - vs. New York Lizards
Saturday, August 9 -at Chesapeake Bayhawks