The Bobcats made their NBA debut in the 2004–05 season. The franchise gradually improved its performance every year until the 2009–10 season, when they posted their first above-.500 record and first playoff appearance. The team makes its den in Time Warner Cable Arena, where 20,000 fans cheer and taunt the players with cans of tuna to intensify their hunger for a first league title.
A double-A minor-league affiliate of the NHL's Boston Bruins, the South Carolina Stingrays compete in the South Division of the ECHL?S Eastern Conference. The team has mastered a swift style of play and pitch-perfect Wayne Gretzky impersonations that have brought three Kelly Cups back to North Charleston Coliseum, where cheering fans turn the stands into a raucous mosaic of red and blue. Spectators can also follow cues from the Stingrays mascot, Cool Ray, to celebrate every slap shot that blazes into the net and every check that rocks the boards.
Since 1982, Perry Green has been putting his PGA membership to good use, hosting private and group golf lessons, camps, and clinics for all ages. His innate golfing expertise, which netted him the 2005 Illinois PGA Senior Masters Championship, is bolstered by a video-analysis system that allows him to examine every aspect of his students' form and point out faults in the arc of their swing or the creases in their chinos.
Charleston Firefighter Hockey Team is made up a group of area firefighters & police officers who play other public safety/ fire department hockey teams from around the USA & Canada. Charleston Firefighter Hockey has held charity games for Carolina Children's Charity & other Low-Country charities in the past.
Named after the military fortifications that once protected the Carolina coast's precious stores of 9-volts, the Charleston Battery attempts to bring Europe's practiced and precise brand of soccer across the Atlantic, their cleats sharpened by regular exhibitions with teams from the English Premier League. The team has snagged four USL-Pro league titles, performing amid a human mosaic of yellow and black at Blackbaud Stadium, which channels the vibes of British football stadiums with clear sight lines and an English pub, The Three Lions.
As a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, the Charleston RiverDogs aim to enchant fans with shapely curveballs and winning line drives. The club takes the field at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, where fans can take in views of the Ashley River as they watch the next crop of MLB stars sprout from the nutrient-rich soil stored within their cleats. Between innings, fans can snack on the Riley Park's concession stands' pickle dogs, brat cheesesteaks, and old-fashioned boiled peanuts—just some of the delicacies that have lured ballpark-cuisine fans from the Travel Channel to The Joe.