Title















Site Registration | Find a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community
My business story

We’re in the business of telling the Queen City story with an African-American perspective.www.thecharlottepost.com

Posted by The Charlotte Post on Monday, March 7, 2016
Your Stylist will find you the perfect pair - Trunkclub.com

Business

Play ball at new park
BB&T Ballpark boosts region's sports
 
Published Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:30 am
by Ronnie Bryant, Charlotte Regional Partnership

As a fan of both sports and Charlotte USA, I’m excited about the new BB&T Ballpark, where a sell-out crowd is expected for the Charlotte Knights’ game against the Norfolk Tide this Friday. 

The grand opening of the 10,000-seat ballpark is yet another example of why this region is such a desirable place to live, work and play. From entertainment and cultural venues to adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures to world-class shopping and dining destinations, it’s no surprise this is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country.

The addition of the new ballpark puts Charlotte in the elite position of being one of only five U.S. cities that hosts four major sports teams in the downtown area. Also in the center city is Time Warner Cable Arena, which hosts the Charlotte Bobcats and the Charlotte Checkers. And of course there’s Bank of America Stadium, home turf of the Carolina Panthers.

Other notable venues in the Center City include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, which showcases works by the most influential artists of the mid-20th century; Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, where you can enjoy Broadway plays and special events, such as this month’s Blue Man Group performance; and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, with its thousands of racing artifacts and exhibits.

Elsewhere in the region, you’ll find the U.S. National Whitewater Center, which boasts the largest manmade river in the world along with other fun outdoor adventures like mountain biking, rock climbing and zip lining. Cabarrus County is home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which hosts some of the country’s most prominent NASCAR races. Concord Mills mall is also in Cabarrus and attracts more than 17 million visitors a year and recently added a 30,000-square-foot, $10 million aquarium.

Ronnie Bryant is CEO and president of the Charlotte Regional Partnership.

 

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
30

Memorial Day Celebration at Historic Brattonsville

Historic Brattonsville will be open to the public

1

Pink to Drink Cancer Fundraiser

Find your best pink outfit and join four 24 Hours

Latest News

read all

African American NC lawmakers criticize tuition-slashing bill

SB 873 seen as threat to public black colleges

Rhythm, flow and creative energy key for 2016 Top Senior of the Year

Mallard Creek High's Kelsey Mitchell earns honor

Balance key to successful life, academics for Top Senior runner up

East Meck High's Bryana Polk a top achiever