The American Legion Memorial Stadium (1936) was a direct result of substantial Federal assistance to local government and was the first municipal structure in Charlotte that could accommodate thousands of visitors. From the outset it became a venue for sporting, entertainment, and civic events that would have been impossible to hold. Over the years a broad array of happenings have occurred at the Stadium, most notably football games – high school, collegiate, and for many years the Shrine Bowl from 1937 through 2000. The Stadium has also hosted July 4th concerts, professional wrestling matches, and performances by entertainers such as Pearl Jam and Jimmy Buffett.
The American Legion Memorial Stadium is currently home to Charlotte’s own MLL Lacrosse Franchise, the Charlotte Hounds