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

Cabarrus Events Center
Former namesCabarrus Arena at the Expo Park
Location4751 North Carolina Highway 49
Concord, North Carolina
OwnerCabarrus County
Capacity5,500 (Arena)
Broke ground2002
OpenedOctober 2002
Carolina Thunder (ABA) (2004–2005)
Carolina Speed (AIFA) (2007–2008)
Carolina Force (AIF) (2012)

The complex consists of the arena, two event centers, two reception halls, and rooms for business meetings.

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 three 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. and other Premiere Wrestling Xperience and Evolve Wrestling shows.[1] The Cabarrus Arena also hosted Ring of Honor Wrestling's Best in the World '16, Honor Reigns Supreme 2018 and 2019, Queen City Excellence, and Crockett Cup (2019).


  1. ^ "October 4: TNA Bound For Glory". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25.

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