We first talked about the possibility of Charlotte hosting the 2017 NBA All Star Game almost 18 months ago, and today, it became a reality. The Charlotte Observer reported that the city will pay $27.5 million dollars toward improvements towards the Time Warner Arena.
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All Star Weekend will take place in mid-February, and while a target weekend hasn’t been confirmed, many speculate it will occur the weekend of February 10-12, just two weeks before the biggest party weekend of the year touches down. CLTParty.com will be your primary source for ALL the biggest parties and events that will go down in Charlotte in February 2017.

Check out more from the Observer story below:

All-Star Weekends typically bring thousands of fans in from around the country. The league uses All-Star Weekend as its primary event to network with sponsors, which consumes many of the tickets. But Hornets season-ticket holders should have access to some events.

The Hornets operate Time Warner Cable Arena (19,077 seating capacity) in a public-private partnership with the city. The city paid about $260 million to build the arena in 2005. Since then it has hosted the Democratic National Convention, the ACC men’s basketball tournament and annually hosts the CIAA tournaments.

Construction costs and these upgrades are paid for out of the hotel-motel occupancy tax.

Center city Charlotte has 4,568 hotel rooms, according to Center City Partners. An additional 1,900 hotel rooms are either being proposed or are under construction.

Available hotel rooms are a key factor in any All-Star Weekend bid. Typically the event fills every hotel room in the market for four or more nights.