Fan Guide

You’re in the right place to find everything you’ll need to enjoy the Belk Bowl, the special fan and team events, and the warm hospitality of the Queen City. With so much to see and do, it’s more than a game – it’s a holiday tradition that brings family and friends together.

About Charlotte

Welcome to Charlotte, a dynamic city that combines world-class amenities with warm southern hospitality. Recently named by Cosmopolitan Magazine as one of the top “Hot Cities” in the nation for nightclubs and entertainment, you’ll find exciting restaurants and nightlife but also a wide range of arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, excellent shopping and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. You will find safe, tree-lined streets, walking trails, lakes, parks and nature preserves.

That’s the beauty of a city that also leaves lasting impressions. Charlotte attracts newcomers from all over the world and beckons visitors to return soon. As North Carolina’s No. 1 travel destination, over 14 million people visit the Charlotte area each year.

Charlotte has experienced both a renaissance and rejuvenation in many areas. What’s new or better in Charlotte? Dining. Four star restaurants and small intimate bistros can be found throughout the Center City and surrounding neighborhoods. Johnson & Wales University’s recent arrival is strengthening the city’s culinary and hospitality industry.

The re-emergence of the Historic Charlotte Trolley is one of several ways to get around in Charlotte now; providing a scenic route from Center City Charlotte to the art, antiques and fine dining in the Historic South End. The Gold Rush, Charlotte’s rubber-wheeled trolley, gets you anywhere you need to go free of charge.

Charlotte’s culturally enriched tapestry offers possibilities as limitless and diverse as its people and lifestyles. Fine art, hands-on-science exhibits, historical sites and renowned botanical gardens - Charlotte’s museums and cultural attractions are among the finest in the country. Discovery Place, a science museum providing ever-changing, entertaining exhibits ranging from life science to space exploration.

The U.S. National Whitewater Center, a public park featuring mountain-biking trails, climbing centers and a custom-made whitewater river also opens this spring. The striking skyline of Charlotte makes a great first impression. The remarkable and varied architecture not only symbolizes a diverse city that means business, but also one that characterizes the progress and opportunity of the New South.

A sports enthusiast’s dream, Charlotte is home to not only the fabulous Belk Bowl but also the NFL Carolina Panthers and the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, who opened their 2005 - 2006 season in the new Time Warner Cable Arena in the Center City.

And Charlotte has style. From the top names in manufacturing and retail outlets, to upscale boutiques and unique shops nestled in neighborhood shopping centers, Charlotte offers a truly unique shopping experience with a wide range of retail options. Charlotte’s newest shopping addition is Northlake Mall, a 1.1 million square-foot, two-level regional shopping center with up to 150 stores and restaurants located in the northern suburbs of Charlotte.

Vibrant and robust, Charlotte continues to build upon its reputation as a world-class city through arts, science and historical attractions, eclectic dining, unique shopping, and entertainment options.

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Lodging and Dining

Within walking distance of Bank of America Stadium, Center City Charlotte has over 150 restaurants, entertainment and arts venues, and 3,700 hotel rooms, to suit all tastes and budgets. Visit these links for more details:


Charlotte’s brand-new LYNX Light Rail Line makes Uptown more accessible than ever!

Pair that with the free Gold Rush shuttle, and you have a variety of convenient ways to get to all the action without using your car.


Growing cities go through growing pains, and Charlotte is no exception. That means it’s wise to plan ahead for your parking needs. Please note that plenty of parking is available within blocks of the Bank of America Stadium, as are free shuttles via the Gold Rush.