Uptown is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the bustling, Southern city of Charlotte, especially for urbanites looking to take advantage of the best the Queen City has to offer. Professionals, socialites, and those in search of work and play converge on the city center to participate in the endless activities that make Charlotte buzz.
Those who live in our Uptown Charlotte apartments not only enjoy close proximity to myriad job opportunities, but also the fun and entertainment that make this great city unique, from cozy neighborhood taverns and swanky rooftop restaurants, to statues and landmarks that chart the evocative history of this colonial city.
Sports lovers will also be pleased to learn that Uptown Charlotte plays home to several sporting arenas and professional teams, many of which are in walking distance of our high-end apartments in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Those who live in outlying areas have to fight traffic and struggle with parking just to get in and out of the city center. When you live in the heart of Uptown, you can save time and money by walking just a few blocks to see your favorite teams on the gridiron, the diamond, or the b-ball court.
If you’re looking at the pros and cons of moving to the Uptown area, you can’t ignore the close proximity to exciting sporting events. Here are three great teams within walking distance of Quarterside, our luxury apartments in Uptown Charlotte.
Carolina Panthers – Bank of America Stadium
When you’re done with a long day of work, you might not be keen to get in the car, spend an hour in gridlock, and then pay an arm-and-a-leg to park half a mile away from the stadium. When you live in Uptown, you won’t have to worry about all the hassle. You can simply stroll over to Bank of America Stadium to see the Carolina Panthers fight their way to victory.
The 29th NFL franchise, the Carolina Panthers were founded in 1993 and have since racked up six division titles and two trips to the Super Bowl, including the famous 2003 Super Bowl XXXVIII, hailed as the “Greatest Super Bowl of all time”. Although the Panthers have yet to win a Super Bowl, they’ve proven themselves fierce competitors time and again, and it’s only a matter of time before Cam Newton takes them all the way.
Whether you like the roar of the crowd, you crave the camaraderie of cheering every play and groaning at every sack, or you live for those impossibly long passes that end in a touchdown, you’ll get all the pulse-pounding action you love when you move to Uptown and buy season seats at Bank of America Stadium.
Charlotte Hornets – Spectrum Center
Good news – Uptown residents are also within easy walking distance of the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. The tumultuous history of this team began in 1988, when the original Hornets franchise was established. The team was subsequently moved to New Orleans in 2002, and a new Charlotte franchise, the Bobcats, was established in 2004. When the New Orleans Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans, the Bobcats were able to rebrand and revert to their original hometown team name, returning the Hornets to Charlotte.
The Hornets have yet to win a championship, but they came close several times with good showings in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. With Michael Jordan at the helm as the current owner of the team, the Hornets have seen steady improvement, making for exciting games and a growing fandom. If you love the high speed and high scores of basketball, not to mention the thrill of dunks or the tension of free throws, you’ll get all the action you crave from a trip to the Spectrum Center to watch the Hornets play.
Charlotte Knights – BB&T Ballpark
There’s nothing quite like baseball. It’s not only America’s pastime; it’s also a great excuse to grab a beer and a hot dog on a summer day. Residents of our Uptown Charlotte apartments don’t have to go far to take in a game, thanks to the proximity of BB&T Ballpark, where the Charlotte Knights play.
This storied franchise has been through a lot. Although baseball teams in Charlotte date back as far as 1892, the current home team was established in 1976 as the Charlotte Orioles. It wasn’t until 1988, under new ownership, that the team’s name was changed to the Knights following a naming contest. The team later went from being a Double-A to a Triple-A minor league team and they are currently affiliated with the Chicago White Sox.
While minor league ball might not hold the same appeal as MLB to some fair-weather fans, anyone who loves baseball knows that a smaller stadium just gets you closer to the action (and makes it easier to catch a fly ball). Saunter on down to the stadium with your Knights cap and your trusty mitt for a fun and relaxing sporting event.
Your Favorite Sports Near Uptown Charlotte Apartments
Whether you love the hard-hitting action of football, the quicksilver pacing of basketball, or the laid-back appeal of baseball, you’re going to find the sports you love at your fingertips when you move into Uptown Charlotte apartments near not just one, but three great sports arenas. Throw in access to an incredible array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options and it’s hard to think of a reason not to move to Uptown.
When you’re ready to find the perfect place to hang your hat in Uptown Charlotte, make sure to stop by Quarterside to check out the posh and spacious apartments and the many upscale amenities that make Uptown living so attractive.