sports

MLS bidders say Charlotte’s chances of landing a team aren’t dead yet

Major League Soccer has largely fallen off of Charlotte’s radar in the past year. Speedway Motorsports president Marcus Smith spent much of 2016 and 2017...

Charlotte Independence to open Jack’s House, a full-fledged soccer bar, in Elizabeth this spring

Ahead of their move into Elizabeth, Charlotte Independence is looking to get to know its neighbors. The county recently signed off on making Memorial Stadium...

Let’s face it, Raleigh has the better Major League Soccer bid

Charlotte and Raleigh have had a rivalry of sorts for generations. The latest battle? To win a Major League Soccer team. Both cities can check a lot of boxes...

How this Charlotte native became an NFL ref

The first time Danny Short realized he could become an official in the National Football League, he was suited up on the sideline of the Sugar Bowl. He was...

I got tired of Charlotte’s losing sports teams, but then I found Queens basketball

The past 12 months have not been kind to Charlotte’s sports teams. The Panthers had a 6-10 record in a disappointing follow-up to their highly enjoyable...

Scratch your pro basketball itch in Charlotte in the coming sports doldrums

With the NBA having crowned a champion* and the Hornets draft resulting in a somewhat stultifying trade for a veteran, we’re entering a bit of a basketball...

Street Soccer 945 to host homeless soccer tournament in Charlotte parks this weekend

This weekend, two of Charlotte’s premier parks will become stadiums for sport and homeless awareness. June 10-12 will mark the second annual Street Soccer...

How to play Bubble Soccer in Charlotte

I played competitive soccer my entire life. I did the travel club soccer thing, the soccer training camps, and I played for my high school. So, when a viral...

How to maintain work relationships with your sports rivals

Sports rivalries. They create bonds between some, while setting others apart. Charlotte is full of transplants, causing fans from all over to congregate in the...

Queens University basketball is Charlotte’s team

If you’re reading this, you probably live in Charlotte. And if you live in Charlotte, you definitely live in North Carolina.* And if you’re in North...

The joy of being a small college fan in a pro sports town

While most of Charlotte was tuned into the Panthers game yesterday another game was occurring just down the road in Rock Hill. Facing off in the the South...

Why Charlotte’s losing bid for the college football championship game is like you in high school

In case you missed it, Charlotte was passed over on hosting the NCAA football championship in 2019 or 2020. It’s always disappointing to miss out on...