Tonight's Cover Story: Charlotte's sports dollar

Excitement building in Charlotte for the Bobcats' first ever playoff appearance.  But the Bobcats aren't the only game in town.  The Charlotte Checkers are in their own playoffs.  And tonight is the home opener as the Charlotte Knights begin the baseball season.

Two weeks from today some of the world's best professional golfers will be here for the Quail Hollow Championship.

And next month it's one of NASCAR's biggest races, the Coca-Cola 600.

You may or may not have realized this, but quietly over the years Charlotte has become a sports town.

How did this happen?  What does sports mean to our economy?  And what's on the horizon?

Tune in tonight at 7 o'clock for our Cover Story on WBTV News PrimeTime.