About Spectrum Center
The Spectrum Centre is home to the Charlotte Bobcats, although its name is slightly over just three years old. The stadium itself has been around for over three decades; and almost everyone knows that Michael Jordan, arguably the best NBA baller ever, is a majority shareholder in the Hornets team. It may not win them any favors, but it certainly raises their bragging rights with the who’s who!
You’ll find almost any kind of meal you’re looking for at the Spectrum Center, from classic hot dogs to made-to-order turkey sandwiches with fresh veggies. Download the Hornets app, which allows you to preorder and prepay for food and pick them up at designated sites throughout the center. Food items may also be delivered to your seats if you’re in the right sections.
One thing to love is that there is something for everyone at every budget: barbeque, pizza, chicken, snacks, and fries. Premium options are available at the Front Court Club. Enjoy unlimited refills of your favorite beverage in large or regular Hornets collector cups. Look out for the whiskey carts as well.
You must try the made-to-order fully loaded nachos – they may set you back $14, but they’re freshly made tortilla chips laid out with any ingredients you choose. Find them in the North and South Lounges if you’re on Club Seats.
The Spectrum Center’s ambiance makes for a memorable night out. Top on the list is its scoreboard which is the NBA’s tallest board at over 25 feet. Its unique honeycomb design includes multiple screens with their signature teal color scheme.
There are loads of screens and speakers to ensure everyone in the stadium has a complete experience. Arena seats are comfortable and added with cup holders, while the suites feature leather seating, TVs, tables and a serving area for food and beverages.
Fun fact, if you miss the first row of the suites, you can still go for the seats on the first rows of the side sections in the upper levels – you have the same view, but you save hundreds of dollars.
Things to Do Around the Spectrum Center
The Spectrum Center is located in Uptown, downtown Charlotte (no, the irony is not lost on us either). You won’t be wanting for entertainment and nightlife options, as this area is teeming with restaurants, bars, shops, and family entertainment joints. You can rent an Airbnb home or stay at any one of the many hotels located within walking distance from the Spectrum Center. On the weekend with a Hornets’ game, you can park your car and walk around the many day-and-night spots for an unforgettable Uptown Charlotte experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Spectrum Center located?
This indoor arena is located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
What kind of events does Spectrum Center host?
Spectrum Center events include basketball and theater plays. There are exciting NBA matchups at the venue all season long, too!
Which team is playing at Spectrum Center?
The Charlotte Hornets (NBA) reside at the Spectrum Center.
Where can I park for free at Spectrum Center?
There are nearly 30,000 off-street parking spaces just a short walk away from the Spectrum Center.
What is the seating capacity of Spectrum Center?
Regularly, Spectrum Center sports events can host 19,077 fans. But, the arena can be expanded to 20,200 for college basketball games.
Who owns Spectrum Center?
The Spectrum Center is owned by the City of Charlotte.
How do I get to Spectrum Center using public transport?
There are many ways to reach the Spectrum Center events with Charlotte’s various forms of public transportation. Spectrum Center is conveniently located next to Charlotte’s main bus terminal, Charlotte’s Lynx Light Rail Transit line, and both the Charlotte and Gold Rush street trolleys. Therefore, you have plenty of options no matter where you’re coming from!