Do You Think Charlotte Could Host The Super Bowl?
Charlotte’s first time hosting NBA All-Star Weekend is now in the history books.
An estimated 150,000 out-of-towners packed the Queen City for three days worth of events, capped off by Sunday night’s game at the Spectrum Center in Uptown.
NBA All-Star Weekend brought more than just fans and A-list celebrities.
It also pumped an estimated $100-million into Charlotte’s economy, all while putting the city in the international spotlight.
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority says the game aired on television in more than 215 different countries.
Some people now think Charlotte can host an even bigger sporting event.
Carolinahuddle.com owner and blogger Jeremy Igo tweeted: “Charlotte proved it would be an amazing Super Bowl city over the weekend.”
That tweet racked up more than 1,200 likes and counting.
Meanwhile, local sports radio station WFNZ asked listeners if Charlotte is ready for the Super Bowl, based on how we handled the NBA All-Star Weekend.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked about Charlotte’s chances to eventually host the big game back in 2016.
He said the lack of hotel rooms could be Charlotte’s biggest roadblock.