We’re closer than you think!
Just 30 miles from Uptown Charlotte, The Batte Center is located on the Wingate University campus, just off U.S. Highway 74. If you're driving East on Highway 74, Wingate University's entrance is on the left, after the second stoplight, in the town of Wingate, NC.
The Batte Center – 403 N. Camden Street, Wingate, N.C. 28174
Austin Auditorium - 203 Cedar Street, Wingate, N.C. 28174
Take the road less traveled!
If you're traveling to Wingate from Charlotte, most mapping software will direct you to follow Highway 74 East through Monroe, NC.
While it is the most direct path, there are a significant number of stoplights on Highway 74 between I-485 and Monroe. Fortunately, this can easily be avoided by taking advantage a number of alternate highways and rural routes. For example, Monroe Road parallels Highway 74 and has fewer stoplights. Once past Monroe, the Highway 74 congestion dissipates and there are few stoplights.
From the North/Charlotte:
Old Monroe Road is exit #52 south off of the 485 loop. As you travel south on Monroe Road, just before you get to Monroe, take a left onto Dickerson Blvd and then Right on Highway 74 and continue on to Wingate. The brick entrance to Wingate University is on your left. At the stopsign, turn right onto East Wilson St. and then left onto Haskins Dr. Directional signs will be posted for your convenience.
From the West/Rock Hill:
Both Highway 84 (Monroe-Weddington Rd) and Highway 75 (Waxhaw Highway) intersect Providence Road (Route 16) and provide a direct and pastoral eastbound drive to Wingate via Monroe. Both Highways converge in Monroe and turn into Franklin Street which will take you directly to Highway 74. Turn right on 74 and Wingate is 4 miles east. The brick entrance to Wingate University is on your left. At the stopsign, turn right onto East Wilson St. and then left onto Haskins Dr. Directional signs will be posted for your convenience.
UPDATE: In 2012, a portion of North Camden Road was closed so that the road no longer continues from the Main Entrance to The Batte Center. Not all online maps reflect this change.
WINGATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MAP: