About Us

Vision / Purpose

The mission of the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), a 501(c)(3), is to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that result in a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. Our signature events include the annual Duke’s Mayo Classic, the ACC Football Championship Game and the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

Economic Impact Overview

Last year alone, Charlotte Sports Foundation-hosted events had a $76.2 million economic impact on the Charlotte area. This substantial contribution enhances the quality of life in the region and brings national exposure to the city as a desirable destination for major sporting events. Here’s a snapshot of our recent successes.

  • $81.1 million

    in Economic Impact

    over last four games.

    Duke's Mayo Classic
  • $94.8 million

    in Economic Impact

    and $51.2M in Direct Spending for last three games.

    ACC Football Championship
  • $62 million

    in Economic Impact

    and $1.7 million in Mecklenburg County taxes last two years.

    Duke's Mayo Bowl
  • 234,156

    Hotel Room Nights

    generated by all three games over past three years.

    CSF Events

Board Of Directors