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SPORTS VENUES

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Belmont Abbey College

Home of the Crusaders and part of the NCAA's Division II Conference Carolinas, Belmont Abbey College provides venues for all indoor and outdoor sporting events. Abbey Yard has undergone several renovations and upgrades including a new outfield wall and a field turf ring. There are lights for nighttime baseball games and an expanded press box. Alumni Field hosts amenities for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. The college offers a softball field, an 11-court tennis center and the Wheeler Center, fully equipped with volleyball and basketball courts, wrestling mats and locker rooms.

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.

Belmont, NC 28012

704-461-6700

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CaroMont Health Park

This brand new, state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown Gastonia. The artificial turf allows for sporting events of all types. The stadium features a capacity of 5,000+, indoor/outdoor banquet areas, 6 luxury cabanas, 4,000 sq. ft. Premium Club, a 360 degree concourse and covered party decks. 

218 E. Franklin Blvd.

Gastonia, NC 28052

704-874-1810

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Carolina Speedway

The Carolina's Action Track - this 4/10 mile oval clay track hosts weekend races between March and October; lights; concessions, restrooms; free parking; 6 dirt track divisions: Late Models, NDRA GM Performance Late Models; Open Wheel Modifieds; Street Stocks; Thunder Sportsman; and Renegades. The track makes a great venue to host racing events of all kinds.

6355 Union Rd.

Gastonia, NC 28056

704-869-0313

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Warlick Family YMCA

The Warlick Family YMCA facility sits on a beautiful 118-acre campus with a scenic 34-acre lake, right in the backyard. They host events such as the P3: Pace Paddle Power, that includes a 2-mile trail run on the Sytz Trail System, a lake paddle, and boot camp field challenges.

2221 Robinwood Rd.

Gastonia, NC 28054

704-830-9622

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U.S. National Whitewater Center

With a campus of 1,300 Acres, USNWC hosts events year-round. Amenities include whitewater rafting channels with Class II-IV rapids, flatwater access on the Catawba, climbing, ziplines, rope courses and 30 miles of mountain biking trails.

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Charlotte, NC 28214

704-391-3900

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Cramer Mountain Club

18 hole, par 72 championship course playing 6,486 from the back tees; offers a mountain course feel with extreme elevation changes and beautiful topography; host of inaugural NC High School Golf Coaches Tar Heel Cup Invitational and has hosted the HV3 Invitational.

102 Hidden Pastures Dr.

Cramerton, NC 28032

704-879-4888

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Goat Island Park

Located in downtown Cramerton, Goat Island Park is a spacious 30 acres situated along the South Fork River. It's named after textile engineer Stuart Cramer who facilitated the exponential growth of the town and released goats on the island to control vegetation as early as 1910.

141 8th Ave.

Cramerton, NC 28032

704-824-4231

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Crowders Mountain Golf Club

18 hole par 72 golf course playing 6,795 from the back tees. A scenic mountain course with rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Home of the “Hardest Par 5 in the World.” Great Bermuda fairways and large bent greens.

255 Lincoln Academy Rd.

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

704-739-7681

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George Poston Park

344 acres, seven miles of nature and hiking trails and several sports facilities, George Poston Park in Gastonia is a great location for outdoor sporting events, featuring four softball and baseball fields with metal halide lighting for night games, a beach volleyball court and four lighted linear fields, all with groomed hybrid Bermuda grass. There are two picnic facilities with covered shelters and a fishing lake. Near the picnic shelters is a 10-mile, single-track mountain biking trail. The newest addition is the first asphalt pump track in North Carolina, 10,000-sq.-ft., accommodates 20-30 users at once and can be used for anything with wheels.

1101 Lowell-Spencer Mountain Rd.

Gastonia, NC 28056

704-922-2160

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Sims Legion Park

This baseball stadium is home to American Legion Post 23  and the Gastonia Grizzlies, a Coastal Plain League team. High school and collegiate games also take place at the park. Grandstand and bleacher seating are available. Two outlying, lighted ballfields are also located on the property.

1001 N. Marietta St.

Gastonia, NC 28054

704-869-1018

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Riverside Marina

Located just minutes off of I-85 in Belmont, Riverside Marina and Complex offers many amenities for your outdoor sporting event. With 42 covered and uncovered slips along the Catawba River, canoe, paddleboard, kayak and pontoon boat rentals, a boat launch ramp, onsite parking and event space, this marina is a great spot for your next open water swim, triathlon or festival. Muddy River Distillery is onsite as well.

1500 River Dr.

Belmont, NC 28012

704-813-4591

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Rankin Lake Park

What started as a WPA project in 1922 is now a premier city park. A 1.5-mile paved walking trail rims the 80-acre lake, complete with fishing pier and boat dock. Canoes, kayaks, johnboats and pedal boats are available to rent. A clubhouse and several picnic shelters allow for group events.

1750 Rankin Lake Rd.

Gastonia, NC 28052

704-866-6839

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Stuart Cramer High School

Stuart Cramer High School boasts three full-size linear fields, an artificial turf stadium with an eight-lane track and field facility and lights for night games, eight tennis courts and a baseball and softball field ready for tournament play. 

101 Lakewood Rd.

Belmont, NC 28012

704-866-5700

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Harper Park

A true community effort, Harper Park opened in 2013 after years of local fundraisers and donations. Kids delight in the splash pad and playground. Walk along a paved track or down the nature trail. Sports offerings include two baseball fields and volleyball and basketball courts.

301 Blacksnake Rd.

Stanley, NC 28164

704-263-4779

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Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Access the Catawba River via canoe, kayak or boat on the Catawba River from this 10-acre riverfront park. Kids enjoy the playground, while visitors of all ages like fishing from the pier. Additional amenities include an amphitheater, walking trail and picnic shelter. 

1400 Catawba St.

Belmont, NC 28012

704-825-8191

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Tuckaseege Park

The park features three baseball fields and one multipurpose field which are lighted. There are four shelters where visitors make use of the playground, dog park, walking trails (which are part of the Carolina Thread Trail) and skate park.

165 Broome St.

Mount Holly, NC 28120

704-822-2938

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Martha Rivers Park

This 48-acre, collegiate-level park in Gastonia houses four fenced baseball and softball fields and four regulation linear fields, all equipped with hybrid Tifway Bermuda grass, automatic irrigation systems and metal halide lighting for night games. Also featured are two-story climate-controlled towers with telephones, enclosed dugouts, electronic scorekeeping equipment and water fountains. The facilities contain aluminum bleachers with 300 seats at each field, concessions and nearby restrooms. Three miles of hiking trails are accessible for cross country runners.

1515 Neal Hawkins Rd.

Gastonia, NC 28056

704-869-1018

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Dallas Park

This 100-acre park provides a broad assortment of facilities, including walking and jogging trails, a one-mile track, three fishing lakes, softball and baseball fields, and tennis courts. The equestrian area has a show ring and 124 stalls. A heritage village showcases local farm life in the 1890s.

1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.

Dallas, NC 28034

704-922-2160

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Tailrace Marina

Tailrace Marina is located on the Catawba River in Mount Holly. Located across the Catawba  river is the U.S. National Whitewater Center. There is a wide array of services offered including kayak, paddleboard and pontoon boat rentals, boat slip leasing with 191 public and private, covered and uncovered varying in length from 20 to 28 feet. J.R. Cash’s Grill and Bar is onsite as well.

​1010 Marina Village Dr.
Mount Holly, NC 28120

704-905-5002

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Crowders Mountain State Park

Two peaks - Crowders Mountain and Kings Pinnacle - provide challenging terrain for hiking, rock climbing, bouldering and backcountry camping. Mountaintop views stretch 25 miles. Eleven hiking trails vary from easy to strenuous. Wet a hook in the nine-acre lake or rent a canoe.

522 Park Office Ln.

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

704-853-5375

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Gaston Country Club

18 hole par 72 championships course playing 7,042 from the back tees; ranked 43rd on list of NC's top 100 Golf Courses; host of Wells Fargo Championship Pre-Qualifying; host of Gary Koch Invitational NCAA Tournament

3700 Country Club Dr.

Gastonia, NC 28056

704-864-3283

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Rocky Branch Park

The centerpiece of the 40-acre park is a hand-built single-track mountain biking trail for intermediate and advanced bikers. The trail is approximately five miles with a pump track located at the beginning. Multiple bridges cross creeks along the trail, which include challenging climbs and features.

103 Sacco St.

Belmont, NC 28012

704-825-8191

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Catawba Creek Golf Course

18 hole, par 71 municipal course playing 6,447 from the back tees. This public, municipal course is quietly nestled along the winding Catawba Creek Watershed. The soft rolling hills, wooded terrain and bent grass greens create a beautifully groomed golfing facility.

530 Niblick Dr.

Gastonia, NC 28054

704-866-6945