12 Things to Know Before You Bring Kids to a Charlotte FC Game

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Bank of America Stadium

Ready to take your little fans to a Charlotte FC game? Here are a few things to know before you go.


You can book a parking space in advance. There are more than 30,000 parking spaces within a 10 to 15 minute walk of the stadium, but they fill up fast. Parking operators lease parking spaces on a match-by-match or seasonal basis, so you can book one before game day to assure you get a spot.

Have your mobile tickets ready at the gate. All Bank of America events require mobile tickets—PDF tickets are no longer valid. Download the Charlotte FC app for instructions on mobile ticketing.

Kids over 12 months need a ticket. Any child under 12 months must share a seat with an adult. Strollers and baby carriers aren’t allowed in the stadium.

Arrive early to avoid lines. All three gates open 90 minutes prior to kick-off, and you can use any of the main gates, regardless of the gate noted on your ticket.

Bring a clear bag. The stadium has a clear bag policy, which means you have to stash your phone, ID, baby wipes, and other essentials in transparent plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″.

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You won’t need cash. Bank of America Stadium is a cashless facility, so be sure to bring a credit card.

Kids won’t be hungry. The stadium has plenty of kid-friendly food options including Bojangles, Sabor, Domino’s, and Krispy Kreme. Pro tip: Order on the Charlotte FC App to skip the lines.

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Nursing rooms are available. Each level has a private nursing room, and family restrooms have diaper changing stations.

Kids can get up and move. The Atrium Health Fit Zone has an outdoor area on the 100 level concourse by section 138 where kids can practice their kicking and passing skills on artificial turf.

The stadium gets loud. Fans can get rowdy, and fireworks go off when the home team scores. If your little ones are sensitive to noise or commotion, bring noise-canceling headphones.

You can “tag” your child. Parents can register kids for the Tag-A-Kid Program at any guest relations booth or concierge desk. Kids get a wristband with their seat location; if they get lost, an event staffer or police officer can escort them back to their seat. 

You can shop for your little fans. Team stores throughout the stadium sell children’s apparel, hats, onesies, and more, but if you don’t want to brave the lines, shop for team apparel online.

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