Inside Athletics

Visitor Guide

Welcome to Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Athletics.  We hope that you will find all the information helpful in preparation for your trip to our campus for an athletic contest this season.  Below you will find information about our campus and athletics program to assist in planning your travel. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the important telephone numbers for any additional information.

Parking is limited in certain areas on campus. Spectators should follow the signs to Parking Lot A for all contests at The Wildcat Center.  Make sure you only park in the designated areas.  For certain events, visitors will be directed by signage to Lot B.  Violators will be ticketed for illegal parking.

Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Campus

Location: Charlotte, NC

Address: 801 W. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Founded: 2004

Enrollment: 2,101

Nickname: Wildcats

Colors: Blue, White, and Gold

Affiliation: USCAA

President: Robert Mock, Jr.

Athletic Director: Trudi Lacey

Assistant Director: Christopher "Chuck" Charles

Sports Information Director: Jame Drzewiecki

Head Athletic Trainer: Kristen Fiorio

Athletic Department Web Site: http://charlotte.jwuathletics.com/landing/index

A complete list of Athletic Department Staff is available here.

 

Important Telephone Numbers

Trudi Lacey, Director of Athletics: (980) 598-1841

Christopher Charles, Assistant Director of Athletics: (980) 598-1844

James Drzewiecki, Sports Information Director: (980) 598-1845

Athletics Main Office: (980) 598-1840

JWU Athletic Department Fax: (980) 598-1895

Campus Switchboard: (980) 598-1000

Campus Safety and Security: (980) 598-1900

 

Directions

Wildcat Center (Basketball and Volleyball)

When using GPS navigation systems for directions, use the following physical address for the Johnson & Wales Wildcat Center as the ending point:

235 S. Cedar Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Google Maps Link | Campus Map

From Interstate 77 North: Take Exit 10 for Trade St.  At the bottom of the ramp, make an immediate right onto W. Trade St.  Remain in the right 2 lanes and make a slight right onto Johnson & Wales Way.  Turn left onto W. 4th St. Take the first right onto S. Cedar St.

From Interstate 77 South: Take Exit 10B for Trade Street East.  Merge onto W Trade St.  Remain in the right 2 lanes and make a slight right onto Johnson & Wales Way.  Turn left onto W 4th St.  Take the first right onto S. Cedar St.

From Interstate 85 North/South: Take Exit 38 to merge onto Interstate 77 South toward Columbia.  Take exit 10B for Trade Street East.  Merge onto W Trade St.  Remain in the right 2 lanes and make a slight right onto Johnson & Wales Way.  Turn left onto W 4th St.  Take the first right onto S. Cedar St.

  • The Wildcat Center is located behind Cedar Hall South and in front of the Carolina Panthers Practice Facility on the left side of Cedar Street.  Buses can drop off teams at the Wildcat Center main entrance, and then proceed around the back of the Wildcat Center to park.

Wildcat Center Visitor Parking

All visitors should park in Lot A, the lot adjacent to the Wildcat Center.  For special events and overflow, visitors may be directed to Lot B by signage.  

 

OrthoCarolina Sportsplex (Soccer)

When using GPS navigation systems for directions, use the following physical address for the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex as the ending point:

13307 Dorman Road, Pineville, NC 28134

Google Maps Link


Restaurants Near Campus

 

718 W Trade St

(704) 910-3784

  1500 W Morehead St, #E (704) 348-1428
  120 N Cedar St
(704) 333-3448
   1500 W Morehead St, #C (704) 332-7333
   
 1600 W Morehead St  (704) 332-0402
   
1402 W Trade St (704) 334-0158
    255 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd   (704) 371-4725
  601 S Cedar St  (704) 375-7566

 

Hotels and Inns


895 W Trade St  (704) 347-0070

                  230 N College St                   (704) 335-5400
575 Clanton Rd (704) 523-0633
505 Clanton Rd (704) 523-1404

 

Athletic Training

A Certified Athletic Trainer will be available at all events. Athletic training services will be made available for your use 60 minutes prior to competition. If your team is traveling without an Athletic Trainer please call ahead with any special instructions and send a written request for the use of modalities. Please furnish your own supplies and have emergency information available on all your athletes in case it is needed. Water, cups, injury ice, an AED, and a small emergency kit will be available at the visiting bench.

Other Medical Information

Presbyterian Medical Center     200 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204     (704) 384-4000

Admission

There is no charge for volleyball or soccer games.  There is a $5.00 charge for all women's and men’s varsity basketball games.  Children 6 and under are free.  Visiting teams will fill out a pass list prior to the game.  The list will be available upon arrival.

Video

All games in the Wildcat Center can be recorded from the upstairs mezzanine.  Visiting teams may film from that location.  All home athletic contests in the Wildcat Center are streamed online. All games at OrthoCarolina Sportsplex can be recorded from the hill on the north end of the field. Any visiting team wishing to stream their game must seek permission in advance. Please contact Asst. AD Chris "Chuck" Charles.

Sports Information

For volleyball, each team will be responsible for recording its own stats.  For basketball, halftime box scores will be delivered to the visiting team’s locker room within five minutes of the completion of the first half. Complete post-game statistical packages will be made available to the coaching staffs and local media within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the game. For soccer, game statistics will be available the day following each game. Final statistics will include box scores and play-by-play. Johnson & Wales Charlotte Athletics will send complete statistics to any of the visiting team’s local media outlets upon request in addition to any other appropriate media outlets. The game story and box score will be made available on the Johnson & Wales Charlotte official website (charlotte.jwuathletics.com) immediately after the game. Additionally, StatCrew game files for basketball and soccer will be sent to the visiting team’s Sports Information Director.