1. Hugo the Hornet
Hugo the Hornet is the Charlotte Hornets mascots and has been entertaining crowds since the start of the franchise. During the game you’ll find Hugo throwing T-shirts into the crowd, messing around with fans, and pumping up the crowd.
2. Charlotte Honey Bees
The Charlotte Honey Bees perform a variety of dances during the game in addition to pumping up the crowd at pivotal times. Keep your eyes peeled for these dancers as they’ll keep you entertained throughout.
3. State of the Art Scoreboard
The new video scoreboard is the most technologically advanced scoreboard and sound system in the country and features one the largest video screen at any NBA arena. The Jumbotron offers you dynamic look at every play during the game and is a must see for any basketball fan out there.
4. Craft Beer Garden
All you craft beer enthusiasts out there will love your trip to Charlotte thanks to Spectrum Center’s craft beer garden. You’ll find a variety of excellent craft beers inside the arena including Foothills Brewing and Triple C Brewing Co. so you won’t leave a Hornets game thirsty.
5. Buzz City Brass
The Buzz City Brass put on incredible pregame and postgame concerts, so arrive early and stay late to enjoy this musical accompaniment to the Hornets.
6. Swarm Squad
The Swarm Squad provide incredible entertainment during stoppages in play. Whether they’re dunking basketball or firing t-shirts into the crowd, you won’t want to miss the Swarm Squad.
7. History of Charlotte Basketball Display
The tribute to Carolina’s basketball past adorns the wall of Spectrum Center, so make sure to check it out during your visit. The wall is located along the escalator is home to some incredible basketball memorabilia representing the state’s strong college and pro basketball history.
8. Hugo’s Hangout
Located on the upper level, Hugo’s Hangout offers a variety of interactive games and activities for kids. The whole thing is basketball themed and the attendants even are wearing referee uniforms. If you’re coming to the game with kids in tow then make sure to stop by Hugo’s Hangout.
9. Big Pat
Big Pat has been the Hornets PA announcer for years and is one of the best in the business, so keep your ears peeled for this Charlotte legend while taking in the game.
10. Hornets Team Store
The Hornets store offers just about every piece of Hornets gear you could imagine, including jerseys, hats and much more. A game ticket is not required to access the store, so even if you’re not attending a game stop by and grab some Hornets swag during your trip to Charlotte.