Charlotte Checkers Game Guide Presented by Queen City Q
From details on how to get to the game to places to stop before and after your visit, the Checkers' new Game Guide should have you covered.


Aloft, the official hotel of the Charlotte Checkers, is located across the street from the arena in the heart of the EpiCentre entertainment district.


From the Interstate

Time Warner Cable Arena
  • I-85 from the South: Exit at Billy Graham Parkway, take Billy Graham Parkway to I-77 North, exit at either I-277 North or Trade Street.
  • I-85 from the North: Exit at the I-77 exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.
  • I-77 from the South: Exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.
  • I-77 from the North: Exit at either Brookshire Freeway (I-277 East), 5th Street, Trade Street or John Belk Freeway (I-277).

Directions inside the City

  • Brookshire Freeway (I-277) from the West: Exit at either I-77 South or Brevard Street.
  • NC 49/US 29 from the Northeast: Follow Tryon Street to Uptown, Time Warner Cable Arena is one block east of the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets.
  • Airport: Follow Josh Birmingham Parkway 1.5 miles to Billy Graham Parkway South. Proceed on Billy Graham to I-77 North. Exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.

Parking and Pregame Destinations

Queen City QParking can be validated with the purchase of a meal at either Brixx or Queen City Q.

Brixx and Queen City Q are located beside one another at 225 E. 6th St., just a short walk from Time Warner Cable Arena. Queen City Q is the official Pre-game Party headquarters for the Checkers.

Fan Etiquette

Charlotte Checkers Fan Etiquette
We love for you to stand and cheer, the excitement and enthusiasm is fantastic. However, we must maintain certain basic protocols. Whereas you may like to stand and cheer, others prefer to sit and cheer. Given that, fans who sit are entitled to enjoy the event from their seats without undue obstruction and annoying behavior. Many of our guests have mobility impairments and may not be able to stand as others are able to do. While rooting for the team, please be cognizant and courteous to those around you.
  • If you enjoy standing throughout the game, we ask that in the future you consider purchasing tickets in the last row of the seating section in order to allow others to enjoy the game from the comfort of their seats

  • As a reminder many families attending with their children object to vulgar and other inappropriate language. It is the Charlotte Checkers policy that such language not be tolerated.

  • As a courtesy to others, we ask guests to wait for a stoppage in play before entering or leaving your section.

  • Banging on the glass and/or throwing objects on the ice, in the vicinity of the team benches or penalty boxes or playing surface is not only disruptive and dangerous to you, other fans, players and officials, but can also lead to a penalty being called on the home team. If there should be a delay in the game for repair of broken glass and/or stanchion which was caused by a fan banging on the glass or objects thrown on the ice, then the Referees can call a minor penalty on the home team (AHL Rule 39.2 Abuse of Officials) (AHL Rule 63.4 Objects Thrown On The Ice
If you consume alcohol, we ask that you DRINK RESPONSIBLY, not only for your well-being but also for the well-being of others. Many who drink do not realize how loud, boisterous and sometimes annoying it can be to others. Drinking responsibly enables you to deal with situations in a rational manner and avoid volatile incidents. Profanity and disruptive behavior can lead to ejection. We thank you for your cooperation by following our "Fan Etiquette" procedures.


Only small personal still camera equipment with a three inch lens or smaller may be brought into Time Warner Cable Arena for Checkers games. Video, audio, and professional camera and recording devices are prohibited. Fans may not reproduce any film, digital, video or audio recording for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the Charlotte Checkers.

Postgame Parties

The Checkers host an official postgame party following each home game, with most parties featuring Bud Light specials. A schedule of parties will be listed here when information becomes available.