Sports in Charlotte
Charlotte is home to two major professional sports franchises: the Carolina Panthers of the NFL and the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. The Panthers have been located in Charlotte since the team's creation in 1995, and the current Hornets franchise has been located in Charlotte since its creation in 2004. The Panthers play their home games in Bank of America Stadium, while the Hornets play in the Spectrum Center. Charlotte is represented in ice hockey and baseball at the 'AAA' professional level by the Charlotte Checkers and the Charlotte Knights.
From beautiful green spaces to a diverse selection of museums, tours and restaurants. Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of city life or the peace and quiet of a suburban neighborhood, Charlotte has many attractions available to everyone.
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CMS serves more than 141,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. As the 18th largest school district in the country, CMS has 159 schools and more than 18,000 employees. CMS Won the Broad Prize for Urban Education in 2011 for elevating achievement levels, ranks in the top five school districts nationally for the number of National Board Certified (NBC) teachers, and offers nine magnet-school programs in 37 schools. Magnet schools offer students an opportunity to focus on a particular theme or curriculum while receiving the N.C. Standard Course of Study.
Charlotte School of Law-The Charlotte School of Law opened its doors in Charlotte in 2006 and was fully accredited by the American Bar Association in 2011.
Queens University of Charlotte-A private, co-ed, masters-level university, Queens serves undergrad and graduate students in academic programs across the liberal arts and sciences as well as the professional fields of business, communication, nursing, health and education.
Johnson & Wales University-Johnson & Wales University is well known for its culinary arts program, but was first founded as business and hospitality programs. The university is the largest food service educator in the world. JWU is one of the top three hospitality colleges, according to the 2010 rankings released by the American Universities Admissions Program, which ranks American universities according to their international reputation. JWU is home to the 39th largest college of business in the United States
Davidson College-is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina with a historic 665-acre main campus and a 110-acre campus, on Lake Norman. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars.
Belmont Abbey College- is a private liberal-arts Catholic college located in Belmont, North Carolina, USA, about 15 miles, west of Uptown Charlotte. It was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey. The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and the Order of Saint Benedict
Wingate University-is an American university based over three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, North Carolina. It was founded in 1896. The university offers 35 undergraduate majors, 34 minors, 12 career concentrations and nine pre-professional programs; master’s degrees in accounting, business, education, sport management and physician assistant studies; and doctorates in education, pharmacy and physical therapy. Wingate University's main campus is located in Union County, North Carolina on a 400-acre campus 30 miles east of Charlotte.
Central Piedmont Community College-Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in the Carolinas, with more than 70,000students each year and 6 campuses throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.
The NASCAR Technical Institute-NASCAR Technical Institute is located in Mooresville, North Carolina - at the heart of racing country. The school provides course work in engine construction, electrical, fuel and lubrication systems, drive trains, body and chassis fabrication and racing theory principles. Students learn the history and rules and regulations of NASCAR, as well as a Pit Crew training program.
As quickly as Charlotte has grown, so has the area’s public transportation provider, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). CATS serves a six-county region with daily services while also advancing regional transit planning. Serving more than 23 million trips each year, CATS operates busses and the light rail, and is fully accessible.
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Charlotte is also home to the Charlotte International Airport, so you can travel anywhere in the world directly from your city.
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