Encompassing over 90 acres in the city of Advance, North Carolina, BB&T Sports Park is a sports complex that’s as large as it is well-equipped. The complex’s expansive grounds feature 13 full-size fields, of which 11 are lighted, as well as a stadium-style field capable of seating up to 1,400 spectators. While these fields are used most often for soccer matches, BB&T Sports Park hosts flag football, ultimate, and lacrosse competitions as well.
Regardless of what kind of competition your team will be participating in at BB&T Sports Complex, you’re in store for a stellar team travel experience. This is not only because of the complex’s impressive array of facilities and amenities like a 5,800-square-foot field house, picnic shelter, and free Wi-Fi service, but also because of the many kid-friendly attractions and restaurants located nearby. During your visit to this area of North Carolina you and your team will find that even once the competition has wrapped up for the day at BB&T Sports Park there’s still so much more fun to be had!
Things to Do
If you and your team are on the lookout for a few hours of fun and excitement near BB&T Sports Park, set a course for Adventure Landing. Activities offered this popular family entertainment center include three uniquely themed 18-hole miniature golf courses and an arcade packed with over 30 games. In addition to their many mini golf courses and arcade, Adventure Landing also features a seasonal bumper boat attraction. Each boat is armed with a built-in squirt gun, making this ride especially enjoyable if your team is looking for a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day. There’s also a snack bar that serves up all kinds of kid-friendly favorites like pizza, fries, hotdogs, funnel cake, nachos, and much more. 1600 South Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
For a memorable way to spend a few hours of downtime during your visit to BB&T Sports Park, take your team out to the ballgame at BB&T Ballpark. While both venues might have similar names, they aren’t the same. They are, however, located within just over 10 miles of one another. This makes it easy to fit a game at BB&T Ballpark into even the busiest team travel itinerary.
Home to the Winston-Salem Dash minor league baseball team, BB&T Ballpark opened recently in 2010. Since BB&T Ballpark is only a few years old, it boasts a variety of amenities that make it one of the best places in the nation to enjoy a great game of minor league baseball. In fact, it was even named “Ballpark of the Year” in 2010 by Joe Mock of Baseballparks.com. When it comes time to grab some classic ballpark grub, you and your team will have no issue finding food for everyone to enjoy at BB&T Ballpark. The ballpark is home to a variety of deliciously different concession stands like Kona Ice, which serves up refreshing, Hawaiian-style shaved ice; Domino’s Pizza; and more. Don’t forget the peanuts and Cracker Jack too! 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
AMF Major League Lanes
Once your team is done playing at BB&T Sports Park for the day, keep the competition going at AMF Major League Lanes. This newly renovated bowling alley is located just under a 20-minute drive from the sports complex. With an impressive total of 40 lanes it’s no surprise that AMF Major League Lanes is one of the area’s most popular places to go for family-friendly entertainment. You definitely won’t have to worry about having to wait for a lane to open up, that’s for sure! This state-of-the-art bowling alley also features an arcade packed with brand new games, as well as billiard tables, plush seating next to every lane, an onsite pro shop, and a sports bar that serves both an impressive selection of alcoholic beverages and an inventive lineup of delicious signature dishes. 811 Jonestown Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
The shopaholics on your team will definitely be glad to know that one of the area’s best malls is less than 10 miles from BB&T Sports Park. Located in the neighboring city of Winston-Salem, Hanes Mall offers a standout shopping experience that’s sure to impress. Once the largest mall in the state, Hanes Mall features five anchor stores and over 200 other tenants. The mall’s current anchors include Dillard’s, JCPenney, Sears, Belk, and Macy’s. Unlike some malls, Hanes Mall boasts a surprising selection of kid-friendly stores that your team will enjoy. These include stores like GameStop, H&M, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and Forever 21.
Shopping isn’t all that Hanes Mall has to offer however. While there, you and your team can eat at tasty quick service restaurants like Charley’s Philly Steaks, Sbarro, and Sarku Japan in the mall’s food court or at sit-down establishments like Red Robin, Olive Garden, and TGI Fridays. If there are any thrill seekers on your team, they’ll definitely want to check out Mall Jump, an exciting indoor bungie jump experience; preferably before you all grab a bite to eat. 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Winston Cup Museum & Special Event Center
If you’re travelling to BB&T Sports Park with a team that’s got a serious need for speed, rev your engines and race on over to the Winston Cup Museum & Special Event Center. The Winston Cup Museum & Special Event Center celebrates over three decades of iconic NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car racing history. During your visit to the museum, you and your team will get the chance to see an impressive collection of rare championship memorabilia and racing artifacts. The museum’s collection includes over 20 race cars driven by the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Alan Kulwicki, and Wendell Scott, in addition to various trophies, uniforms, helmets, winner’s checks, and more. Fun games like interactive racing simulators and NASCAR trivia make a visit to this unique local attraction enjoyable for everyone in your group. 1355 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Take a step back hundreds of years into the past at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, one of the region’s most comprehensive and immersive historical experiences. The Old Salem Museums & Gardens encompasses three different attractions, including the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and the Gardens at Old Salem. At each of these attractions you and your team will be engaged in an enthralling historical experience focused on telling the story of those who lived and worked in the early South. At the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, local history is brought to life through storytelling, hands-on activities, live entertainment, events, and more. In addition to their garden and two museums, you’ll also come across preserved and restored historical structures, craftsmen practicing their trade, fascinating collections of rare antiques and world-class artifacts, and one of a kind shopping opportunities. 600 S Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Places to Eat
Even though it’s located just a few minutes from BB&T Sports Park, you and your team will feel as if you’ve been you’ve been whisked away to Asia the moment you bite into some of the exotic culinary offerings served at Chang Thai. On the menu at Chang Thai you’ll find a variety of dishes from both Thailand and Japan, such as pad Thai and teriyaki chicken. Following a recent renovation and reopening, Chang Thai now also features a full-service bar and sushi menu. If you and your team love international cuisine, this restaurant is a real can’t-miss experience! 4162 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
Time to Eat
Established with the goal of providing the area with a restaurant that serves “great food in a fun atmosphere,” Time to Eat has been a favorite among locals since first opening in 2003. Ever wanted to try candied bacon lollipops or a cheesesteak made with chicken? How about a baklava sundae? If you answered “yes” to one or both of these questions; and let’s be honest, you definitely did; then you should definitely head to Time to Eat when it’s time to eat during your stay in North Carolina. The menu at Time to Eat is laden with plenty of fun, inventive dishes. These include burgers, wings, sandwiches, salads, soups, and much more. With an assortment of crave-worthy appetizers and desserts to boot, your team’s meal at Time to Eat will be deliriously delicious from start to finish. 2570 Lewisville Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
Little Richard’s Bar-B-Que
If you and your team are in the mood for some real deal barbeque during your visit to BB&T Sports Park, you’ve got to check out Little Richard’s Bar-B-Que. At Little Richard’s, barbeque is serious business. Their fresh pork shoulders are hickory smoked the old-fashioned way for 16 hours every day and their traditional recipes have been handed down for generations. They’re staying true to their North Carolina culinary roots and it shines through in all of their succulent, savory offerings. On the menu at Little Richard’s you’ll find giant sandwiches like the Cow-Pig Showdown, made with a combination of hickory smoked brisket, Lexington-style barbeque pork, and refreshing coleslaw; as well as hearty Pit Master Plates served with your choice of meat, two sides, and hush puppies or rolls; and more. If you’re in the mood for some lighter fare, the menu at Little Richard’s also features salads, which can be made with or without barbeque, of course. 6470 Stadium Dr, Clemmons, NC 27012
Despite their name, the only thing that’s “mellow” about Mellow Mushroom is their restaurant’s welcoming, laidback atmosphere; their food is anything but! Ever since they opened their first location in Atlanta, Georgia over four decades ago, Mellow Mushroom has been hand tossing and stone-baking each and every one of their flavorful pizzas. Specialty pizzas at Mellow Mushroom include the Hawaiian-inspired Pacific Rim and the barbeque chicken-topped Funky Q. Chicken. If you’re feeling inspired you can even build your own pizza by choosing from their wide variety of sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Other delicious offerings on the menu at Mellow Mushroom include salads, calzones, hoagies, and burgers, as well as fun appetizers and desserts. 314 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
If you and your team have visited North Carolina before, you all know that it’s a state with an abundance of natural beauty, friendly people, and most importantly, fun things to do and great places to go eat. If you haven’t been to North Carolina before however, you’re in store for one of your best team travel experiences yet. When it comes time to head back home you might even find yourself wanting to plan a return trip!