A person familiar with the situation says the 2019 NBA All-Star game will be held in Charlotte.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the decision. The person said the All-Star weekend festivities are set for Feb. 15-17, 2019. The game will be played at Spectrum Center, home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.
The All-Star game had been set for Charlotte in 2017, but the NBA moved the game to New Orleans because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.
“The City of Charlotte is excited to welcome the NBA All-Star Game to the Queen City in 2019. The NBA and its fan are known for their passion and enthusiasm, and we’re thrilled to build on their energy by showcasing all that Charlotte has to offer. We look forward to continued cooperation with our world-class partners, including the NBA, as we work together for a successful, enjoyable All-Star Game.”