Cabarrus Arena

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Cabarrus Events Center
Former names Cabarrus Arena at the Expo Park
Location 4751 North Carolina Highway 49
Concord, North Carolina
Owner Cabarrus County
Capacity 5,500 (Arena)
Surface Varies
Broke ground 2002
Opened October 2002
Carolina Force (AIF) (2012)
Carolina Thunder (ABA) (2004–2005)
Carolina Speed (AIFA) (2007–2008)

The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center is located in Concord, North Carolina, about 24 miles northeast of Charlotte.

The complex consists of the Arena, Event Center A & B, Gold Halls 1 & 2, and the Cabarrus Rooms which is a very popular space for business meetings and wedding receptions.

The venue is home to many concerts, trade and consumer shows, local, regional and national sporting events, AKC sanctioned dog shows. It is a favorite of regional and national cheer and dance competitions and serves as the location for commencement ceremonies for all Cabarrus County Schools high schools and 3 Union County High Schools. It was previously home to the Carolina Thunder of the American Basketball Association, the Carolina Speed of the American Indoor Football Association and the Carolina Force of American Indoor Football.

The Cabarrus Arena hosted Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's biggest event Bound for Glory on October 4, 2015.[1]

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Coordinates: 35°23′20″N 80°29′58″W / 35.38889°N 80.49944°W / 35.38889; -80.49944