Bank of America Stadium opened in the summer of 1996 and is located on 33 acres in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. It was specifically designed for football and serves as the home facility and headquarters of the Charlotte FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). The seating capacity for soccer games at Bank of America Stadium is 74,867.

Bank of America Stadium was initially named Ericsson Stadium after Swedish telecom company LM Ericsson held the naming rights. In 2004, Charlotte-based financial services company Bank of America purchased the naming rights under a 20-25-year agreement at $140 million and the stadium was renamed Bank of America Stadium.

The stadium has undergone several renovations over the years to improve the fan experience. These renovations include escalator bays that whisk fans to the upper levels, high-definition video boards above each end zone, vibrant ribbon boards encircling the entire bowl at the club and upper levels, and a high-efficiency, high-octave distributed sound system throughout the bowl.

Charlotte FC Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte Airport

How to to Charlotte

The nearest major airport to Bank of America Stadium is Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). This airport is in Charlotte, North Carolina and is approximately 7 miles away from the stadium. There are limited direct flights available from London, with a flight time of around 7-8 hours, but there plenty of options available if you are prepared to have a layover.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from North Carolina, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

There are several options for public transportation around Bank of America Stadium. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) offers bus and light rail services that have routes passing near the stadium. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

You can also use rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft to get to and from the stadium. The City of Charlotte advises fans to pick up and drop off using their preferred rideshare app at the corner of Third and Church Streets next to Romare Bearden Park.

Charlotte Transit Map
Charlotte City Map

Staying in Charlotte

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

There are several neighbourhoods in the area surrounding the Bank of America Stadium. Uptown Charlotte, also known as Downtown, is the city’s central hub and is a wonderful place to stay if you are visiting for the first time. It is the region’s hospitality and entertainment centre, offering visitors a year-round choice of arts, culture, music, sporting activities, festivals, and award-winning dining. Best of all though is the Bank of America Stadium is within walking distance.

Charlotte FC Tickets

The Charlotte FC sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticketing partner for the MLS is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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