CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queen City is gearing up for tens of thousands of visitors, celebrities and basketball players for the NBA All-Star Game.

At a news conference this morning, city officials say they've been preparing for the event since it was announced in 2017.



The All-Star Game, the celebrity game and the Rising Star Game are almost sold out or completely sold out.
CMPD says they’re starting their security set up and street closures as early as Wednesday, February 13.

Every officer with CMPD will be working during All-Star Weekend to help with everything from directing traffic to security detail around the multiple venues around Charlotte, including the Spectrum Center, Bojangles Coliseum and the EpiCentre.


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