Charlotte the City of Many Cats . . . All Uptown!
Charlotte has a theme going on . . .
Is your city or town stuck on a theme? It’s funny that Charlotte the Queen City of North Carolina seems to be stuck on a Cat theme! Case in point, both the transit system and professional ball teams use cat names.
The transit system that includes both city buses and light rail transit use CATS and Lynx respectively. I guess you could say that the cat theme really started when Charlotte decided to use an acronym for their name; Charlotte Area Transit System, CATS.
The newest of the cat theme came with the addition of Charlotte’s light rail transit named ~ Lynx. The Lynx is Charlotte’s $462.7 million, 9.6 mile long modern system that serves 15 stations. This is less than one year old, it opened late November 2007.
Charlotte has a professional football and professional basketball and both teams have continued the cat theme. Professional football came to Charlotte in 1995, due to an expansion deal with the NFL. The Charlotte team was named the Carolina Panthers. Although the Carolina Panthers are suppose to represent both North and South Carolina their stadium is located in uptown Charlotte.
After the Hornets left Charlotte for New Orleans, Charlotte was able to create a new team in 2004, due to an expansion deal with the NBA. The Charlotte team was named the Charlotte Bobcats. In June 2006, NBA legend Michael Jordan became the second largest shareholder in the Bobcats. Their arena is located in uptown Charlotte too.
There has been talk for several years of Charlotte getting a major league baseball team with visions of it being located in uptown Charlotte too. With so much of a cat theme already I wouldn’t think they would break the theme. So if Charlotte is going to get into the major leagues too I guess we could see the: Charlotte Lions, Charlotte Tigers, Charlotte Jaguars, Charlotte Cheetahs, Charlotte Pumas, or maybe Charlotte Leopards?!?!?!?!?!
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Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit www.TeresaMHarris.com for your relocation and/or your local needs.
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