City Council expected to approve Metrolina project

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) --  The City Council is expected to approve a request to rezone the Metrolina Expo property at Monday's meeting.

The 50-million dollar project would turn the Metrolina Expo into a

state-of-the-art sports facility with a new grandstand and a 200-room hotel.

Developers say it would create at least 150 jobs and the first phase would open in conjunction with the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.