Inclement Weather Policy
Inclement Weather Policy

If lightning is detected within an 8-mile radius of Bank of America Stadium, the venue will enter a Shelter in Place protocol. This protocol will remain in effect until there is no lightning detected within an 8-mile radius of the stadium for 30 minutes.

If you are outside the stadium when shelter in place takes effect:

  • Entry gates will close┬áso that staff can safely shelter in place.
  • Fans will not be able to enter the stadium due to staff being unavailable for safety screenings.
  • Fans will be asked to return to their vehicle/find shelter from the storm.

If you are inside the stadium when shelter in place takes effect:

  • The seating bowl and field will be evacuated. Stadium staff will help direct fans to the nearest and safest shelter.

If the shelter in place surpasses team warmups and/or scheduled kick time, Charlotte FC and MLS will determine a new kickoff time which will be communicated out to fans. Weather updates will be sent out to fans via email, the Charlotte FC app, and live tweets from the @CharlotteFC Twitter account. Updates will be sent out every 20 minutes.