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The Time Warner Cable Arena, also known as Charlotte Hornets Arena, Charlotte Center or Charlotte Coliseum III: Home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets (renamed from Charlotte Bobcats in 2014).


 

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Yeah, but I can't refer to it by that name since I gave it the Charlotte Coliseum III nickname in memory of its late predecessor Charlotte Coliseum II and any naming rights given to this facility would disrespect the memory of the demolished Coliseum.
 

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Nah, should've moved them to OKC and kept the Sonics in Seattle.
That's sort of the problem with all the small market teams. If they aren't real good they have trouble selling tickets. Not being able to sell tickets in a city the size of New Orleans would seem to me to indicate a deeper problem. I wonder if all those people being essentially held prisoner at the Superdome after Katrina might still be having a significant negative impact?
 

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This happened back in March

Report: Bobcats ask for more than $40 million for arena renovations
http://www.si.com/si-wire/2014/03/21/bobcats-40-million-arena-renovations

NBA: No Charlotte all-star game without arena renovations
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlott...tte-all-star-game-without-arena.html?page=all


The NBA commissioner wants to put the all-star game in Charlotte, but first he wants to see upgrades at the 9-year-old uptown arena.
For the coming fiscal year, which begins in July, the Bobcats have requested a total of $7.8 million in work. Projects include: $1.27 million for “event-level” restaurant refurbishment; $1.42 million to move the ticket office; and $2.5 million for floor repairs.

For fiscal year 2016, some of the team’s big-ticket items include $1.6 million to improve hospitality space; $5.9 million to improve suites and $2.3 million to remake the Founders Level restaurant.

For 2017 and 2018, the team’s list includes $7.7 million for “scoring and video equipment update”; $1.3 million for HD broadcast infrastructure; $2.5 million for a youth activity area in the upper concourse and $3.5 million for “exterior digital equipment.”
To keep Time Warner Cable Arena among the NBA’s most modern buildings, the Charlotte Bobcats and tourism officials have submitted a $41.9 million list of improvements to the city of Charlotte.

The request includes suite improvements, restaurant renovations and moving the ticket office at the 8 1/2-year-old facility.

It comes less than a year after the City Council voted to give $87.5 million for stadium improvements for the Carolina Panthers.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/20...date-millions.html#.U6uc3vnxpvk#storylink=cpy
The NBA's third-newest arena and it needs $42 million renovation. :eek:hno:
 

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The Panthers got renovations so now everyone wants renovations. This is pretty much how the pro sports business works in this country now though. We're not far from seeing a rush of mid-sized market teams demand renovations or new digs using KC's arena as a bargaining chip, watch.
I'm aware how it works, that doesn't mean its right.
 

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City Council approves upgrades to Time Warner Cable Arena
http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/loca...pgrades-to--time-warner-cable-arena/15321827/
Charlotte City Council approved $33.5 million for improvements to Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday.

The Charlotte Hornets will use the money to renovate restaurants and bathrooms, add seating, improve lighting and replace the scoreboard.

Chief Operating Officer with Time Warner Cable Arena Fred Whitfield said keeping up with technology is high priority.

Along with a HD quality scoreboard, and upgrading 500 TV monitors, there is along list of improvements planned.

The plan also calls for 600 additional seats. The arena ranks near the bottom in the NBA when it comes to the number of lower bowl seats available.
 

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The Panthers got renovations so now everyone wants renovations. This is pretty much how the pro sports business works in this country now though. We're not far from seeing a rush of mid-sized market teams demand renovations or new digs using KC's arena as a bargaining chip, watch.
and if one of them relocates here they'll demand renovations again

(Sprint Center is only a year older than this one)
 
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