Press Conference: 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend


Press Conference: City of Charlotte, Hornets and CRVA Prepare for 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend

WHAT: The NBA All-Star Game will take place in Charlotte Feb. 15 – 17, 2019. As the Queen City prepares to welcome approximately 150,000 visitors to the event, the City of Charlotte, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) will share preparation details, resident impacts and other activities pertinent to the upcoming event, which will be the single largest sporting event that Charlotte has ever hosted. Representatives include City of Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray and various City of Charlotte department leaders.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

WHERE: Spectrum Center, main lobby (333 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202)

Media should enter the building at the Spectrum Center main entrance on 5th Street.

RSVP: CRVA Public Relations Manager Molly Ruggere at

About the City of Charlotte
The City of Charlotte provides services to more than 860,000 residents. The city's focus areas are Housing and Neighborhood Development, Community Safety, Transportation and Planning, Economic Development and the Environment. For the latest news about city government, visit the Citywide Newsroom. From our website, you can sign up to receive email updates on city topics that interest you through the Notify Me service.

About Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and Greensboro Swarm and operates Charlotte’s Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division. Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community. The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas. The Greensboro Swarm are the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and play at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Spectrum Center is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually. For more information, please visit, or

About the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) works to deliver experiences that uniquely enrich the lives of our visitors and residents. Through leadership in destination development, marketing and venue management expertise, the CRVA leads efforts to maximize the region’s economic potential through visitor spending, creating jobs and opportunities for the community. Brands supported by the CRVA include the Charlotte Convention Center, Spectrum Center, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Regional Film Commission and Visit Charlotte in conjunction with the region’s destination marketing brand. For more information, visit