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"Being a part of the football team has taught me the benefits of hard work and perseverance, while also giving me a support group that I can lean on and trust whenever necessary. "Julien

"Playing field hockey has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The intensity and passion that each member of the team brings with them to every practice and game is contagious."Megan

"As a member of the lacrosse and football teams, I learned the true meaning of honor, courage, and commitment. Without these two programs, I would not be the young man that I am today."Sheppard

"Being a part of the cross country team has given me the chance to push myself to challenge how far and fast I can run. There is no greater feeling than finishing a race while hearing your teammates and coaches cheer you on."Isabelle

Facilities

Our two campuses include a full range of facilities that provide our student-athletes the spaces they need to train effectively and compete at the highest level. Facilities are also used throughout the school day by students in our Lower and Middle School physical education classes. Highlights include: 11 natural grass playing fields, two gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor tracks, two sports medicine facilities, and a large weight room. 

Click on the facilities listed below for details.

Belk Stadium and John Cook Field

Our largest outdoor competition venue, Belk Stadium is home to our football and boys soccer teams in the fall and our girls soccer teams in the spring. Key features of the venue include:

  • A full-size natural grass field
  • An eight-lane all-weather track with field event areas
  • Lighting for night competitions
  • Bleacher seating for 2,500 spectators
  • Concession, restroom, and ticketing facilities
  • A two-level press box

Dowd Field

Part of the Cannon Campus upper field complex, Dowd Field is home to our field hockey teams in the fall and boys lacrosse teams in the spring. It features permanent bleacher seating and an elevated and covered scorers’ table.

Ed Walton Field

Country Day’s baseball teams practice and play games at Ed Walton field, which includes:

  • In-ground dugouts for both home and visiting teams
  • Bullpen areas
  • A batting cage
  • An auxiliary practice infield
  • Lighting for night games
  • Bleacher seating behind home plate

Blythe Field

Blythe Field is home to our girls lacrosse teams in the spring doubles as our primary football practice facility in the fall. It features two sets of permanent football goalposts and a remote-operated electronic scoreboard.

Crawford Field

Crawford Field is the primary training facility for our boys and girls soccer teams. It includes a single practice field and an additional half-field annex.

Softball Field

Our varsity softball team practices and plays its home games on this centrally located field, which has dugouts, bullpens, and a batting cage adjacent to the field.

Bissell Campus Fields

Our Middle School campus features four fields designated for 7th and 8th grade practices and competitions: one used for field hockey in the fall and shared by our boys and girls lacrosse teams in the spring; one baseball diamond; one softball diamond; and one shared between football and boys soccer in the fall and used by girls soccer in the spring. The baseball and softball diamonds both feature batting cage areas, and the football/soccer field is ringed by a four-lane track.

Bruton Smith Athletic Center and Harris Gymnasium

The Bruton Smith Athletic Center (BSAC) serves as the hub of Country Day’s athletics facilities.

Located on the building’s main level, Harris Gymnasium features:

  • Three full-size basketball/volleyball practice courts
  • An elevated indoor track
  • Moveable bleachers that can be configured for a 1,500-seat game court
  • Concession stand and restroom facilities

The lower level of the building includes:

Bissell Campus Gymnasium

Our Middle School volleyball and basketball programs practice and compete in designated gym space on our Middle School campus. The gym can be set up for two practice courts or one game court for either sport and provides ample spectator seating in its retractable bleachers when set up for games. It also includes a sports medicine facility, concession stand, staff offices, and equipment storage.

Rankin Tennis Courts

Country Day’s varsity and JV tennis teams practice at Rankin Tennis Courts, an eight-court facility that was renovated during the 2013–14 school year. Four of the eight courts can be lit for night play. Bleacher seating is built into the hillside adjacent to the courts.

Bissell Campus Tennis Courts

Country Day’s Middle School tennis teams have their own dedicated space for practices and matches located on the Middle School campus. The facility features six regulations courts and bleacher seating for spectators.

Athletic Pavilion

The Athletic Pavilion is centrally located between all the fields of the Cannon Campus upper field complex, and serves all the various teams that use those fields. In addition to housing restrooms and a concession stand, the Pavilion offers covered shelter from rain and lightning threat and provides a community gathering spot for events.

Athletic Facilities

Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
704.943.4500
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