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
Colors: Blue, White, and Gold
Interim President: Todd Flaherty, Ed.D.
Athletic Director: Trudi Lacey
Assistant Director: Christopher "Chuck" Charles
Sports Information Director: Matt Payne
Head Athletic Trainer: Katelyn Lliso
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
Matt Payne, 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
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
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
Restaurants Near Campus
718 W Trade St
|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|
|710 W Trade St||(980) 242-4395|
|601 S Cedar St||(704) 910-6566|
Hotels and Inns
|895 W Trade St||(704) 347-0070|
|311 E Fifth St||(704) 439-8100|
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
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center 200 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204 (704) 384-4000
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.
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.
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.