Charlotte hosting the 2017 All Star Extravaganza

Charlotte hosting the 2017 All Star Extravaganza

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Kudos to the city of Charlotte and our entire region for landing yet another big-time sporting event with today's announcement that the 2017 NBA All Star game will be played at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Queen City is lined up with major events the next few years, and it just shows how well city leaders are working together with the area professional sports teams and sporting venues to maximize the excitement and energy that is Charlotte.

The last time and only time the All Star Game was here was way back in 1991 and yes I was here for it. And it's one of the best sports memories I've had in my 26 years working at WBTV.

It will be like Hollywood has come to Charlotte. Get ready!!!