Inside Revolution Park Sports Academy (12 photos)

Inside Revolution Park Sports Academy (12 photos)
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Revolution Park Sports Academy is a gorgeous 30,000-square-foot L.E.E.D-certified athletic complex on Remount Road and I had no idea it was there.

Revolution Sports Academy

The all-ages recreational complex features a gym with cardio equipment and weights, group fitness classes, a boxing ring and a golf course. With a focus on “life skills development for youth and teens through non-traditional sports, fitness programs and after school enrichment programs,” the academy is home to four youth recreational programming partners.

Revolution Partners

Charlotte Boxing Academy: Created in 1987, CBA is a youth amateur boxing league for boys and girls ages 8-17.

Charlotte Flights Track Club: Created in 1991, CFTC provides fitness training, participation in regional and national competitions and college prep for students ages 5-18.

Cross-Country for Youth: CCYF is a cross-country training and character-building program for boys and girls ages 9-14.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Activities League: Since 1968, PAL has provided supervised athletic programs as well as educational after school and summer enrichment programs to Charlotte-area students.

Here’s a look at the space.

Revolution Boxing Ring

Revolution Sports Academy

Revolution Sports Academy

Revolution Sports Academy

Revolution Sports Academy

Revolution lockers

Revolution lockers

The craziest thing about this beautiful, mission-oriented place is how cheap it is. Memberships are just $12/month ($10 if you sign up for autopay) or $3 for a daily drop-in.

Revolution Park Sports Academy is also located on the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course, a 9-hole regulation length course. Founded in the 1930s (and originally named Bonnie Brae Golf Course), the course banned African-American players until 12 men filed a suit that granted the right to play to all people following a 1957 Supreme Court Ruling.

Today, each of the nine holes is dedicated to a person who impacted the course’s evolution, and hole #1 (and the entire course) now bears the name of Dr. Charlie Sifford, the first black player to tee off at the formerly all-white course after the ruling. He has been referred to as the Jackie Robinson of golf.

Revolution Park golf

Revolution pro shop

Revolution pro shop

Revolution Park Sports Academy is located at 1225 Remount Road.

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