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Charlotte's Other Sports


Quick.  Name Charlotte’s professional sports teams.  Okay, sure, the Panthers, the Hornets, the Knights.  Those are the easy answers but how about the Checkers, the Hounds, our minor-league professional hockey and lacrosse teams?  And there’s our minor league soccer team, the Charlotte Independence.  We take a look at the impact those teams are having on the city and talk to a man trying to diversify the city’s sports franchises.

Erik Spanberg - Senior staff writer, Charlotte Business Journal, covers sports business 

Ben Bradford - Reporter, WFAE

Jim McPhilliamy - President of the Charlotte Independence and President of the Charlotte Hounds