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Since the 1920’s the Grady Cole
Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium have hosted events of all sizes,
producing millions of memories in Charlotte. Legends, like Lynyrd Skynyrd and
Christina Aguilera, have played at our venues; foundations were created for some of
sports entertainment's finest: from Jim Crockett Promotions/NWA wrestling to UFC;
Charlotte’s professional sports
also originated here: the Dixie League’s Charlotte Clippers played exhibition
games with the NFL teams of the 1940’s; the Carolina Lightnin’ won the Queen
City its first ever professional championship; today the Charlotte Hounds of
the MLL are the Carolinas’ premier lacrosse team.
Host your next concert or major event at the
Grady Cole Center or bring the family out for a good time and join generations
of Charlotteans that have done the same.
Mark B Sluder
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The Hounds were
formed as an expansion team of Major League Lacrosse in 2012. In its short
history, the franchise has already reached the league's championship game in 2013. The 2016 squad once again made the playoffs.
Come join us next summer for exciting lacrosse action!
The Charlotte Roller Girls out
of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association are one of the most entertaining
sports teams in the Queen City. Bouts take place at the Grady Cole Center- the
All-Stars currently play in the East Division and are currently ranked 106 out of 308 world teams.
The annual High School Football Kickoff Night powered by OrthoCarolina pits
some of the best high school football
teams in the state against each other, making this a can’t-miss occasion
football fans. The 2015 evening matchup featured the 2014 undefeated
regular season Patriots of Independence and the defending State Champion
Mallard Creek Mavericks, with the latter steamrolling the Patriots
NEXT MAJOR EVENT AT OUR VENUES.