With versatile venues, a convenient location and favorable climate, affordable accommodations, exciting area attractions and so much more, North Carolina’s Cabarrus County offers a winning combination of attributes for sports event organizers.
Situated along Interstate 85, the destination is just 30 minutes northeast of Charlotte and home to several experienced event hosts and venues for both traditional and non-traditional sporting events. Here, the area’s sports scene includes top-of-the-line indoor and outdoor venues for competition of all kinds including several turf fields, multi-use grass field complex, multi-use indoor courts, an arena that can seat 5,000, a state-of-the-art downtown baseball stadium, golf courses, tennis courts, track and cross-country fields, disc golf courses and more.
Cabarrus County’s turf fields can be utilized for a variety of sports. Along with being equipped with lights, a few of these versatile facilities feature brand new, game day-ready fields with T°Cool® evaporative cooling technology plus one location also featuring two practice fields and a DynaFast Track. All turf fields are conveniently located within minutes of each other and several options for lodging, dining, and entertainment.
In Concord, the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center includes 150,000 square feet of event space with 2,300 fixed seats. The Arena can seat up to 5,000 with additional seating added and has 2,500 onsite parking spaces and an 11-acre lawn.
Located in the heart of historic Downtown Concord, indoor Carolina Courts hosts everything from basketball, volleyball and wrestling to cheerleading, gymnastics and more in its 47,120 square feet of multi-use courts and 3,200 square-foot fitness center.
The scenic 238-acre Frank Liske Park is home to an 18-hole disc golf course, a nine-acre lake for fishing and paddle boating, four lighted softball fields, an 11-field soccer complex, an 18-hole mini golf course, six lighted tennis courts and more.
Renowned for auto racing, Cabarrus County is also a top consideration for annual car club meetings. The destination appeals to these groups for a variety of reasons from ample free parking to one-of-a-kind auto-related attractions.
The dynamic experience here continues even after competition ends.
Cabarrus County offers attractive rates on both sporting venues and hotels which sit alongside a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options everyone will enjoy. Located within minutes of the area’s outstanding sports venues, lodging options in Cabarrus County include a wide range of amenities and price points for every budget. Choose from more than 3,000 hotel rooms at 30 hotels (including family-friendly indoor water park resort, Great Wolf Lodge) where Cabarrus County’s hospitality experts work behind-the-scenes to ensure a seamless experience for both organizers and attendees.
In addition to affordable accommodations, the area also has plenty of restaurants for guests to refuel. With over 175 places to eat including locally owned eateries and national favorites, Cabarrus County offers a variety of affordable dining options perfectly suited for groups of all sizes.
Before or after the main event, groups can explore everything from adrenaline-pumping adventures like iFLY Indoor Skydiving and K1 Speed all-electric go kart racing to relaxed local dining and shopping in charming downtowns. Other unique attractions include SEA LIFE Aquarium, located under one climate-controlled roof along with 200+ stores, unique family dining and even more entertainment at the state’s largest outlet and value retail shopping center, Concord Mills.
As “America’s Home for Racing,” legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway offers daily tours and hosts major annual events including NASCAR races and a wide variety of events for automotive and motorsports enthusiasts of all ages. zMAX Dragway hosts National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) events twice a year with the series only four-wide race in the spring and thrilling side-by-side action in the fall. The Dirt Track, a state-of-the-art four-tenths-mile clay oval, annually hosts the World of Outlaws World Finals event, a championship Monster Truck spectacular and more.
Superb service and a convenient location are also part of the sports experience here. The Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a dedicated services team that works to connect community partners and venues to successfully service sporting events. Cabarrus County’s location provides easy access to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), as well as Interstate 77 and 40. Located in Cabarrus, the City of Concord is home to Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA).
Find more information and inspiration online now at ExploreCabarrus.com/sports and in the digital Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide. Then, contact the Explore Cabarrus team to learn more about bringing your next event to this one-of-kind destination!