Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Of America
Spectrum Center is home to NBA's Charlotte Hornets. It seats more than 19,000 people and is located in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The arena had three name changes since it opened in October 2005. It was originally Charlotte Bobcats Arena until Time Warner purchased its naming rights and named it Time Warner Cable Arena. The name was changed in 2016 as Spectrum Center and has carried on since. Notable events hosted in the indoor arena are the Democratic National Convention in 2012, the Kellog's Tour of Gymnastic Champions in 2016, and the NBA All-star Game in 2017. The arena also hosts concerts, circuses, and professional wrestling tournaments.
Tourists are suggested to plan their visit ahead of time, especially during major events. There are nearly 30,000 off-street parking spaces located within a 15-minute walk from the Spectrum Center. The arena is also occupied with restaurants like Flight Deck, which was formerly known as the FrontCourt club. They offer a private dining room with large projection screens. Their food comprises of pasta and salad with five-star chefs provided on pre-game meals. Don’t forget to take a day tour to North Carolina Music Factory and North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. A highlight of the arena is their sensory inclusion program for fans with sensory needs. Other things to do around the area include ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, Tour De Food Charlotte, and Buckhead Saloon. The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, and Omni Charlotte Hotel are also in the area for those who fancy a good night out. A variety of hotels around the area catering to upscale and budget-friendly choices.